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Ms. Reed from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Book Club

Help me give my students books to read for our Book Club! They need books that reflect the diversity of our school.

  • $484 goal

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My Students

My students come from the most diverse district in the entire state. Roughly 80% of our students are enrolled in the free or reduced price lunch program, and there are over 70 languages spoken throughout the district.

Because of our high poverty rate, many of my students have been forced to step in the role of a parent for their younger siblings, or have had to get a job to help their family financially.

Most of my students have never had the opportunity to just be a kid.

My goal is to give them this opportunity through reading and through being an integral part of a reading community, all while teaching them to take ownership of their education and their future.

My Project

We are requesting sets of books that reflect the diversity of our school to read for our Book Club! For the first time this year, I helped students start a Book Club at my school. This is an opportunity for them to meet new people, read material they would otherwise not be exposed to, and participate in an academic community in which their voices truly matter.

Currently, we have around 20 students who are excited to participate in our biweekly club.

These students are a mix of 9th-12th graders with a wide-range of reading experience, interests, and goals. Though we have an extensive book room at our school, we are unable to use those texts for Book Club because they are currently being used by classroom teachers at different grade levels. Also, an essential part of this club is for students to be able to self-select high-interest books so that they feel as though they’re a true part of the community.

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Ms. Reed
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 20 $135.80
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $12.94 10 $129.40
Carry On (Simon Snow Series) • Amazon Business $5.49 20 $109.80

Materials cost

$375.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.46

Total project goal

$483.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.08

13 Donors

-$451.91

Donations toward project cost

-$389.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.54

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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