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Ms. A. from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Worldliness (and Fun)

My students need dynamic, fun, worldly books to enjoy and share.

  • $445 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Only 30% of students at this school are at or above proficiency in Language Arts. Only 29% of African Americans at this school are reading proficient. Our school is performing in the lowest 10% out of all the schools in California. Simply put, students here are struggling to learn to read.

Our school is mostly African American and American Samoan.

It is located in a crime infested area and has the highest number of foster children and a large number of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. These students are at risk of being illiterate and eventually dropping out of school.

My Project

My students need high interest low reading level materials to motivate reluctant readers. I am requesting donations to purchase popular literature. As the school librarian, I believe these students need and deserve the most exciting, and interesting books to motivate their reading. If students have no opportunity to read books they are interested in, then an opportunity is lost for intrinsically motivated and inspired reading. These students are in jeopardy of not only an illiterate life, but of self destruction as a result. Reading is fundamental, these students need to be shown that it is also fun.

Please help me add high interest, colorful, exciting, adventurous and dynamic books to this library.

These at-risk students deserve to experience the magic of reading for fun! It can change their lives forever! Help them learn that reading is FUN!

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

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This project will reach 270 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Guinness World Records 2011 Guinness World Records • AKJ BOOKS $16.07 1 $16.07
The Curious Garden Peter Brown • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 2 $23.22
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.08 1 $11.08
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever!: Books 5-8 Barbara Park • AKJ BOOKS $11.08 1 $11.08
Junie B., First Grader: Boo...and I MEAN It! (Junie B. Jones Series #24) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean Series #1) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box (Ivy and Bean Series) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.10 2 $22.20
Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad (Ivy and Bean Series #5) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Ivy and Bean Series #6) Annie Barrows • AKJ BOOKS $10.25 1 $10.25
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Mercy Watson Fights Crime Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Mercy Watson to the Rescue Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.23 1 $10.23
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection: Books 1-3 Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.98 1 $9.98
Judy Moody, M. D.: The Doctor is In! (Judy Moody Series #5) Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Peggy Parish, Wallace Tripp (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia (An I Can Read Picture Book) Peggy Parrish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.11 1 $5.11
Detective Dinosaur (An I Can Read Picture Book) James Skofield, R.W. Alley, R. W. Alley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.11 1 $5.11
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Giraffes Can't Dance Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.43 1 $9.43
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.25 1 $10.25
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.25 1 $10.25
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.25 1 $10.25
Children Make Terrible Pets Peter Brown, Peter Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.43 1 $9.43
Llama, Llama Red Pajama Anna Dewdney, Anna Dewdney (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.43 1 $9.43
We Are in a Book! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion Mo Willems • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
The Pigeon Has Feelings Too! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68

Materials cost

$310.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$378.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.73

Total project goal

$444.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.84

1 Donor

-$378.11

Donations toward project cost

-$378.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$66.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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