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Mrs. P. from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for our Classroom Library

Help me give my students exciting books that catch their interest and help them fall in love with reading!

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Located downtown, our middle school hosts students from fifth to eighth grade with the majority of our students taking the bus from Barrio Logan and Southeast San Diego. We are a free, public, college preparatory academy with open enrollment. We believe that a quality education should be available for all students, regardless of their background.

Our school will be a proof-point that schools with high concentrations of students that live in low-income communities are actually buildings filled with innovative, creative, engaged, passionate and valuable contributors to our community.

We are cultivating a professional community that prioritizes teacher collaboration and a developmentally-appropriate environment that is accessible and challenging to all learners. We are preparing our students to serve as leaders in the community once they graduate from college, by engaging them in authentic work that is rigorous and relevant to the 21st century.

The mission of our school is to ensure that our students develop the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits needed to succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world.

My Project

Do you remember the first time you fell in love with a series of books? As young readers, many of our students have not yet had that experience. When looking at our original classroom library, few titles and genres speak to them because they are outdated. When students enjoy reading, they do it more often and become better at it.

These books will have a direct impact on our classroom because they will instantly put text into students' hands.

A refreshed library can change reading time from a struggle to joy. My heart soars when students come to me and ask, "Do you have any more of ______ books?" and they mention a series that has caught their attention.

Mrs. P.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $25.70 1 $25.70
Hombre Perro Se Desata (Dog Man Unleashed Spanish Edition) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.85 1 $20.85
Hombre Perro (Dog Man) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Hombre Perro: Historia de dos gatitos (Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody, Girl Detective • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody and the Bucket List • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody, Mood Martian • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody Goes to College • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Chill of the Ice Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Treasure of the Gold Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Art Show Attacks!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Roar of the Thunder Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Waking the Rainbow Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #10) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $4.57 1 $4.57
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Shine of the Silver Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #11) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$196.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.75

Total project goal

$291.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.66

1 Donor

-$146.00

Donations toward project cost

-$124.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.90

match offer

-$145.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.85

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$0.00

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