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  • $3,202 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Brooks-Sigler
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 71 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books for Big Brains--Our Library

My students 172 book titles of all genres that allow more choices in the library!

My Students

Yes, we have books interlaced with the curriculum, but we also expect students to have independent reading books on hand. How can students learn to love to read if they do not have books to love?

My students attend a charter school in a recovery school district.

Teachers have individual classroom libraries with fresher titles, but our library needs a boost. Although we have organized and rearranged the library in the past, it has been a long time since students had "hot" titles.

My Project

Young people need to have a wide range of reading choices. Not only do I want them to learn to love to read, that the library is a place of sanctuary, but I also want them to learn to love to write. Thus, I have selected some creative writing titles. My students also need to know about the history of their wonderful city . . .

I get excited just thinking about what our library could be.

With your donations, our library will grow. You will inspire teachers and students alike to want to be in the library, to want to read more!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Richard Ross: Juvenile in Justice • Amazon $29.95 3 $89.85
Out of The Easy • Amazon $13.28 3 $39.84
Endangered • Amazon $13.28 3 $39.84
Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead (Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Junior Library Guild Selection (Millbrook Press)) • Amazon $27.54 1 $27.54
New Orleans Architecture: Jefferson City • Amazon $26.96 1 $26.96
The Drowned Cities • Amazon $12.79 2 $25.58
13 Secrets (13 Treasures Trilogy) • Amazon $12.68 2 $25.36
New Orleans Architecture: The Cemeteries (New Orleans Architecture Series) • Amazon $22.50 1 $22.50
New Orleans Architecture: The Esplanade Ridge (New Orleans Architecture Series) • Amazon $22.50 1 $22.50
New Orleans Architecture: The Creole Faubourgs (New Orleans Architecture Series) • Amazon $22.50 1 $22.50
New Orleans Architecture: Faubourg Tremé And The Bayou Road (New Orleans Architecture Series) • Amazon $22.50 1 $22.50
13 Curses (13 Treasures Trilogy) • Amazon $11.19 2 $22.38
Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History • Amazon $22.22 1 $22.22
New Orleans Architecture Volume I: The Lower Garden District • Amazon $22.05 1 $22.05
Such a Pretty Girl • Amazon $19.80 1 $19.80
Flight • Amazon $19.80 1 $19.80
Little Star: A Novel • Amazon $19.28 1 $19.28
Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans • Amazon $19.11 1 $19.11
It's Kind Of A Funny Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon $18.76 1 $18.76
Tears of A Tiger (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Hazelwood High Trilogy) • Amazon $18.76 1 $18.76
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans • Amazon $18.56 1 $18.56
Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian • Amazon $18.40 1 $18.40
So Far Away: A Novel • Amazon $18.08 1 $18.08
A Little Piece of Ground • Amazon $17.06 1 $17.06
Chess Rumble • Amazon $17.06 1 $17.06
Drama • Amazon $16.88 1 $16.88
Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century • Amazon $16.86 1 $16.86
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Amazon $16.61 1 $16.61
Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 5 to 12) • Amazon $16.26 1 $16.26
Barbed Wire Baseball • Amazon $16.20 1 $16.20
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook • Amazon $16.19 1 $16.19
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky • Amazon $16.03 1 $16.03
The Wee Free Men • Amazon $15.73 1 $15.73
Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People • Amazon $15.66 1 $15.66
Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 11 and Up) • Amazon $15.49 1 $15.49
Miracle's Boys (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner) • Amazon $15.29 1 $15.29
Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans • Amazon $15.11 1 $15.11
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • Amazon $15.01 1 $15.01
Bad Monkey • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
The Isle of Blood (Monstrumologist, The) • Amazon $14.86 1 $14.86
Bang! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon $14.85 1 $14.85
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption • Amazon $14.83 1 $14.83
Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans • Amazon $14.81 1 $14.81
The Beetle Book • Amazon $14.52 1 $14.52
The Curse of the Wendigo (Monstrumologist, The) • Amazon $14.49 1 $14.49
Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon $14.49 1 $14.49
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon $14.48 1 $14.48
The Diviners • Amazon $14.48 1 $14.48
Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales • Amazon $14.46 1 $14.46
Speak • Amazon $14.42 1 $14.42
Ghetto Cowboy • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
White Fur Flying • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
The Monstrumologist (Monstrumologist, The) • Amazon $13.88 1 $13.88
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon $13.88 1 $13.88
Jake and Lily • Amazon $13.70 1 $13.70
Before We Were Free • Amazon $13.67 1 $13.67
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole • Amazon $13.64 1 $13.64
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon $13.64 1 $13.64
The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld • Amazon $13.39 1 $13.39
Unwind (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Splendors and Glooms (Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth (Awards)) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Seraphina • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
17 & Gone • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Ship Breaker • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
In Darkness • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Panic • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Every Day • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Countdown • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Hold Fast • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Precious and the Boo Hag (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Ashes • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Boy21 • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux) • Amazon $13.26 1 $13.26
Wintersmith (Discworld) • Amazon $13.06 1 $13.06
The Danger Box • Amazon $12.91 1 $12.91
13 Treasures (13 Treasures Trilogy) • Amazon $6.40 2 $12.80
The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square • Amazon $12.78 1 $12.78
Three Times Lucky • Amazon $12.76 1 $12.76
Pi in the Sky • Amazon $12.69 1 $12.69
Walls Within Walls • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Familiars #2: Secrets of the Crown • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Where Things Come Back • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Twerp • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Familiars #3: Circle of Heroes • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld) • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
A Hat Full of Sky • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Apprentices • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Navigating Early • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Glory Be • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
P.S. Be Eleven • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Goblin Secrets (Alexander, William) • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer Trilogy, The) • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Familiars • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Final Four • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Running Dream • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Humming Room • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Laugh with the Moon • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Out of My Mind • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Code Name Verity (Edgar Allen Poe Awards. Best Young Adult (Awards)) • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
My Life as a Book • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
A Tale Dark and Grimm • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Remarkable • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Lions of Little Rock • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Stars • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Chomp • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Blackout • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Dinosaurs Of Waterhouse Hawkins (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
The Book Thief • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
The Apothecary • Amazon $12.60 1 $12.60
Westing Game • Amazon $12.60 1 $12.60
The Wave (Laurel-Leaf Books) • Amazon $12.58 1 $12.58
Lincoln's Grave Robbers • Amazon $12.23 1 $12.23
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • Amazon $12.20 1 $12.20
The Candymakers • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children • Amazon $12.15 1 $12.15
Zebra Forest • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children: . . . and Other Streets of New Orleans! • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle) • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
The Mighty Miss Malone • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
When You Reach Me • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
The Problem Child (The Sisters Grimm, Book 3) • Amazon $12.06 1 $12.06
The Unusual Suspects (The Sisters Grimm, Book 2) • Amazon $12.06 1 $12.06
The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) • Amazon $12.06 1 $12.06
Mockingbird • Amazon $11.97 1 $11.97
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff • Amazon $11.69 1 $11.69
The Aviary • Amazon $11.54 1 $11.54
Ninth Ward • Amazon $11.51 1 $11.51
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made • Amazon $11.48 1 $11.48
Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing • Amazon $11.46 1 $11.46
The 5th Wave • Amazon $11.38 1 $11.38
Hey, Wait... • Amazon $11.03 1 $11.03
Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All • Amazon $10.88 1 $10.88
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) • Amazon $10.86 1 $10.86
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 2) • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3) • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Wonder • Amazon $9.03 1 $9.03
Why New Orleans Matters • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
The Realm of Possibility • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) • Amazon $7.60 1 $7.60
Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker • Amazon $7.49 1 $7.49
Son of a Gun • Amazon $7.20 1 $7.20
Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall • Amazon $7.20 1 $7.20
Creoles of Louisiana, The • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Okay for Now • Amazon $6.80 1 $6.80
Surf Mules • Amazon $6.59 1 $6.59
Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans • Amazon $6.41 1 $6.41
Diamond Ruby: A Novel • Amazon $6.40 1 $6.40
Twice Upon a Time #1: Rapunzel, The One With All the Hair • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Free Thaddeus! • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
A Girl Named Disaster • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Melonhead • Amazon $5.20 1 $5.20
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl • Amazon $4.00 1 $4.00

Materials cost

$2,440.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$213.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$36.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,721.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$480.19

Total project goal

$3,201.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,201.26

69 Donors

-$2,094.78

Donations toward project cost

-$1,814.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$280.48

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,066.80

Match offers toward project cost

-$906.78

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 300 students.

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