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Ms. R. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books of the Month Club

The cost of 38 books including the "Twits", "George's Marvelous Medicine" & "The Magic Finger" by Roald Dahl, "It Came from Beneath the Sink" & "Deep Trouble" (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine $491, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $507 goal

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I teach eighth grade literacy at a middle school in the Bronx. Most of my students are still struggling readers who do not yet see the joy in settling down with a good book. This year, I would like to change all of that. Studies show that struggling readers need high interest books that keep them engaged and are at their grade level. In order to boost my students reading level by two grade levels in one year and foster a love for reading, I would like to add 5 new books to our classroom library every month. My students would benefit greatly from having exciting books at their level. To help them become better readers, I require that my students read independently in school and at home every day. A few of my students have the opportunity to go to the local library, or have a parent buy them a book. However, this is not nearly enough. Our classroom library has a limited supply of school-purchased books that are mostly dated, too difficult for my students, or in poor condition after years of use. Also, most students find the few age-appropriate and engaging books in our library very quickly and are bored by the options after a month or so. Therefore, each month I will take time to introduce the new books and give a brief “book talk” or reading of a few pages to pique my students' interest. As the year goes by, though, all students would have the chance to read the new additions to our library. And, as the year goes by, students will stay interested in reading by the constant influx of new books. The books I have selected are books that I know will interest my students. First of all, they are at the correct level for the readers in my class. However, more importantly, they are books that my students themselves have expressed interest in. Last June, my students attended a meeting with a New York City public librarian who introduced them to new books. They also had the chance to talk to friends about books they had read. Together, we generated a list of books and genres that interest them most. The books I would like to purchase are as varied as the interests and personalities of my students themselves. Please help my students grow as readers this year and become lifelong readers in the future!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-5) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $28.66 1 $28.66
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Jack L. Canfield, Kimberly Kirberger, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield • Barnes and Noble $21.60 1 $21.60
The New Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.96 1 $19.96
The Diary of Alicia Keys Manufactured by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Rose That Grew from Concrete Tupac Shakur, Foreword by Nikki Giovanni, Leila Steinberg (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Cruise Control Terry Trueman • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Play Ball like the Pros: Tips for Kids from 20 Big League Stars Steven Krasner, Steve Krasner • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 stories of Life, Love and Learning(Chicken Soup for the Soul Series) Jack Canfield (Editor), Kimberly Kirberger, Mark Victor Hansen, Mitch Claspy, Mark Victor Hansen (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned(Chicken Soup for the Soul Series) Jack Canfield, Kimberly Kirberger, Mark Victor Hansen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing up for Kids (Ages 9-13) Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen, Irene Dunlap, Foreword by Kenan Thompson • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Deborah Reber • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning Jack L. Canfield, Kimberly Kirberger, Mark Victor Hansen, Mitch Claspy (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson Larry Platt, Mitchell Fink, Lois Mathias • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love Ashanti • Barnes and Noble $9.00 1 $9.00
Hoot Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Inside Out Terry Trueman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shooter Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Romiette and Julio Sharon Mills Draper, Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Begging for Change Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
George's Marvelous Medicine Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Am I without Him? Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Scorpions Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Taking Sides Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Twits Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
It Came from Beneath the Sink (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Magic Finger Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Deep Trouble (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Say Cheese and Die! (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ghost Beach (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Welcome to Camp Nightmare (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$352.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$415.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.13

Total project goal

$506.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$506.26

1 Donor

-$477.40

Donations toward project cost

-$416.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.92

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$0.00

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