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Mr. Kandah from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books For Our Classroom Library

Help me give my students high-interest books to explore in their classroom library.

  • $267 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are committed to high-quality instruction for all our students. With classes of 35, we try to reach all of our students through small groups, reteaching, and hands-on learning. Climbing the mountain to college requires a personalized education, tailored to their strengths and areas of growth.

Our students come in with a variety of instructional needs.

Some are struggling while others are above grade level, but they are all learners who constantly seek to improve their understanding of this increasingly competitive world. Our students work hard; they're here early and stay late (7:15-4:00). They go to summer school, call us after school to get help with their homework, and do anything to meet their goals. Over two-thirds of our students receive free or reduced lunch. And while many of our students enter below grade level, all of them make exceptional gains through a commitment to education and sheer effort. Our students inspire their teachers through their sheer grit and dedication to climbing the mountain to college.

My Project

We want our 7th graders to grow as readers throughout this coming school year, but we need your help! Our classroom budgets are small, and without your support, our students will not have access to the books they need. The books on this wish list, including titles like "March," "The Darkest Minds," "Maus," and many others will allow all of our 7th grade students, no matter their reading abilities or backgrounds, to fall in love with reading this year. They will also introduce my students to characters from around the world, acting as windows into the diverse lives of people who are different from our school community and building an understanding of people who do not look or sound like us.

With your support, our 7th graders will begin to build reading habits that will last them a lifetime!

Not only will they become more successful students in middle and high school, they will develop into critical thinkers who can succeed in college and beyond! With your help, they will become individuals who are capable of promoting positive social change in their communities and in the larger world for years to come!

Mr. Kandah
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $11.39 4 $45.56
The Power of the Dog • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Parrotfish • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness for Weakness • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Famous • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Backlash • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Snitch • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My Heart and Other Black Holes • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
That Summer • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
The Shining • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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