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Ms. Lajoie from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Here, Books There, Books Everywhere!

My students need high interest, low level books that will grab their attention and keep them coming back for more!

  • $374 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first book you fell in love with? I do, and it changed me. It changed my perspective about myself and the world around me. I want the same for my students. For reluctant readers finding your first treasured book is a defining and pivotal moment. A whole new world opens up that you never believed was possible!

My San Francisco sixth graders are about to embark on their first year of middle school as YA readers.

They come from elementary schools all over the city with a variety of experiences and perspectives, but what they share is their struggle in reading: comprehension, fluency, and knowing themselves as readers. This project could change all that!

Creating a classroom library that reflects their interests, passions and identities is paramount with a range of high quality, diverse books that are at their "just right" reading level. As a long time language arts teacher I know the buzz that will occur when browsing and checking out brand new titles from our classroom library.

My Project

Books like Stick Cat, Mighty Jack and Night of the Living Shadows will further support my students' reading development because they will provide the accessibility and push that they need. Additionally, these books will keep my students engaged with humor and images that will further promote their comprehension of the story.

These books will also help to bolster my classroom library collection, that is being built from the ground up.

Having multiple texts from a variety of genres will create a rich classroom library that provides students' choice and an opportunity to learn about the varying genres, therefore expanding students' reading interests.

Ms. Lajoie
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 35 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
Forever or a Day • Amazon Business $15.08 1 $15.08
Endling #1: The Last • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Galactic Hot Dogs 3: Revenge of the Space Pirates • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
All Summer Long • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
Galactic Hot Dogs 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
Remy Sneakers and the Lost Treasure (Remy Sneakers #2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Night of the Living Zombie Bugs (A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2): The Invisible Invasion • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Galactic Hot Dogs 2: The Wiener Strikes Back • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Terrible Two Go Wild (The Terrible Two) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
When Crocs Fly: A Pearls Before Swine Collection (Pearls Before Swine Kids) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
The Terrible Two • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Posted • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Night of the Living Worms: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure (The Chicken Squad) • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Terrible Two Get Worse • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Night of the Living Shadows (A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15

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