You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


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

Books Kids Can Relate To

The cost of AKJ Educational Services Books; "Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963" & "Bud Not Buddy" is $551, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a sixth grade teacher who teaches Reading, Math, and Social Studies at Claremont Academy. Claremont is a predominately new school built in an low economic community. Many of the students in my sixth grade classroom view reading as their least favorite subject. I think a lot of it has to do with not having books at their reading or interest level. I believe my students would learn essential reading strategies if they had books that they can relate to. Reading will have so much more of an impact on them if they can access their prior knowledge of the subject and engage in meaningful discussions and activities, such as debates, character interviews, and reader's theater, where students are acting out a scene from a book. For my kids to be exposed to a reading curriculum that is relevant to their lives, I would like a classroom set of 35 of the books: "The Watson's go to Birmingham-1963" and "Bud not Buddy", both books by Christopher Paul Curtis. Both are fictional stories that portray kids experiencing life in monumental moments in history. These book provide an excellent opportunity to integrate Social Studies and reading into powerful activities. I believe having these wonderful books in my library will help my students develop a greater interest in reading and learn some strategies that will improve their comprehension and fluency.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Moore is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 35 $198.45
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 35 $198.45

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[20189],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":25225,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":35,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Moore","authorIds":{"20189":{"owner":"Mrs. Moore","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[25225],"proposalHash":"-45436643","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":54768,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":20189,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}