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Mrs. Jackson from Napa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for the 40 Book Challenge!

My students need new and exciting books for their classroom library!

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from many different backgrounds, but they ultimately want one thing - to love learning, and therefore love school. Many of my students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have little educational resources in their home lives.

All of my students are participating in the 40 Book Challenge to help them become better and lifelong readers.

Unfortunately, many do not love reading or school yet, and they need a lot of encouragement to help get them there! Having access to curriculum they enjoy will help them fall in love with reading and school.

My Project

My students are ALL participating in the 40 Book Challenge! This idea was brought to my attention after reading Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, which discusses the need to abandon reading logs and whole class instruction on a single novel. To become readers, kids need to behave like real readers.

Kids will only grow to love reading by choosing their own awesome books to read!

No more reading logs and whole class reading the same boring book.

Kids need choice so they can read volumes of books to turn them all into readers! These books are some of the most popular titles in today's youth fiction and my students would love to have access to these books.

Mrs. Jackson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 168 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 3 $30.87
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $21.96 1 $21.96
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Everything I Never Told You • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Booked • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Perfect Score • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Posted • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Awkward • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Ms. Bixby's Last Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Drama • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Wish • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Hate That Cat: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
He Said, She Said • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Ghosts • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90

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