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Ms. Medina from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Wild Readers

My students need engaging books to start the school year such as Each Kindness and Invisible Emmie.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in one of the most diverse zip codes in the country and my students come from many different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. My classroom is a place where students from diverse backgrounds are able to come together, build community and share their experiences. Our school focuses on building a community of learners and supporting children to develop socially and emotionally, as well as academically.

When asked what they are most excited for in the coming school year, most students said, "All your books!" My students are eager to have new and exciting books in their hands.

They need access to engaging and readable books. As they begin the new school year, however, few students will have read over the summer and many are not yet confident readers. They need high-interest and readable books to jump start their learning in 5th grade and make reading accessible.

My Project

The books in this project, such as Owl Diaries and the Eerie Elementary series, are incredibly engaging for older students because they're fun and readable, but they look different from the series they read in younger grades. Students who are not yet ready for 5th-grade books in the fall are often left reading books they see as "baby books." For most of those students, it's better to not read than to read a book that's seen as too easy. The most important thing, especially in the beginning of the school year, is for all of my students to feel successful and excited about reading.

In order for that to happen, my students need books that are accessible and engaging.

A classroom library needs to provide all students with access to the books they need to be successful. For my most vulnerable students, these books could mean the difference between starting 5th grade feeling successful and beginning the year convinced that reading isn't for them. Help all of my students access engaging, authentic reading!

Ms. Medina
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
The Notebook of Doom, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
The Other Side • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
I Am Not a Number • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Frazzled #2: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
White Socks Only (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • 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 $4.82 1 $4.82
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Moldylocks and the Three Beards: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2) • Amazon Business $4.32 1 $4.32
Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #5) • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
The Three Little Pugs: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #3) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Little Red Quacking Hood: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #2) • Amazon Business $4.20 1 $4.20
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A Woodland Wedding: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #3) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Baxter is Missing: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #6) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Eva Sees a Ghost: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #2) • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Jack and the Snackstalk: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #4) • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$433.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.64

Total project goal

$597.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.61

7 Donors

-$469.96

Donations toward project cost

-$401.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.24

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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