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Mrs. Brand from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Galore

My students need nonfiction books and graphic novels to be engaged in reading! Our titles include books form the series You Wouldn't Want to Be a..., The Babysitter Club, Big Nate and many more.

  • $632 goal

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My Students

I teach at an incredibly diverse school full of students at varying reading levels. I teach in a Reading Workshop format where students choose books that interest them that are at their independent reading levels. Part of the reason teens are often turned off to reading is because they are forced to read something they have no interest in and that may or may not be at their independent reading level. I try to foster the love of reading in my classroom by showing students that reading is enjoyable. If teens find reading enjoyable, they are more likely to do it, and the more they read, the better they get at it!

My Project

I am requesting two types of books: nonfiction books and graphic novels. Our titles include books form the series You Wouldn't Want to Be a..., The Babysitter Club, Big Nate and many more. Each winter, I teach a huge nonfiction unit. Students are often a bit uncertain about the nonfiction genre and many start by saying that this type of reading is "boring." Over the course of this unit, however, I hope to expose kids to nonfiction titles that will change their minds about nonfiction reading. By the end of the unit, they have not only become stronger readers of nonfiction texts, but they no longer view nonfiction as a boring genre!

My students naturally gravitate toward graphic novels, so I'm always in the pursuit of finding new graphic novels that will interest them.

I am therefore requesting graphic novels to add to my collection at school.

Mrs. Brand
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Terrors Of The Forest • AKJ Education $15.22 1 $15.22
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Minecraft: The Island • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Warriors Manga Box Set: Graystripe's Adventure • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Big Nate Flips Out • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Big Nate Blasts Off • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Big Nate Lives It Up • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Big Nate In the Zone • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Big Nate Goes for Broke • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ghostopolis • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Steam Jobs in Game Development • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate What Could Possibly Go Wrong? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The New Order An Unofficial Minecraft-Fan Adventure • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate Makes the Grade • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate I Can't Take It! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: Genius Mode • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate Out Loud • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: From The Top • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quest for Justice An Unofficial Minecraft-Fan Adventure • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Cell Phones • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You WouldnÆt Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral! A Difficult Job That Never Ends • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Samurai! A Deadly Career You'd Rather Not Pursue • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be on the First Flying Machine! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be Sir Isaac Newton! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Railroad! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be on Apollo 13! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Climb Mount Everest! A Deadly Journey to the Top of the World • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Titanic! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Chicago Gangster! Some Dangerous Characters You'd Better Avoid • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You WouldnÆt Want to Be a Secret Agent During World War II! A Perilous Mission Behind Enemy Lines • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Ninja Warrior! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Live in Pompeii! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada! An Invasion You'd Rather Not Launch • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Aztec Sacrifice • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be Joan of Arc! A Mission You Might Want to Miss • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Shakespearean Actor! Some Roles You Might Not Want to Play • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Sumerian Slave! A Life of Hard Labor You'd Rather Avoid • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want To Be In Alexander The Great's Army! Miles You'd Rather Not March • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Marco Polo! A Really Long Trip You'd Rather Not Take • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Meet Typhoid Mary! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Salem Witch! Bizarre Accusations You'd Rather Not Face • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a World War II Pilot! Air Battles You Might Not Survive • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Go Gaming! (Game On!) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Gaming Live • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Baby-Sitters Club #3: The Truth About Stacey • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Baby-Sitters Club #1: Kristy's Great Idea • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Baby-Sitters Club #2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$499.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$536.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.67

Total project goal

$631.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$631.15

7 Donors

-$350.87

Donations toward project cost

-$301.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.88

match offer

-$275.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$234.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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