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Ms. Mittelstadt from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Please!

Help me give my students more of the books they want to read!

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our urban Portland, Oregon school has a Spanish Immersion program and boasts a diverse student body. Students bring different experiences and perspectives to the table which provides a rich learning environment.

Our students are a passionate group of learners who show up every day eager to expand their knowledge and ready to fight for what's right in the world.

As middle schoolers, they are experiencing a time of enormous growth developmentally, intellectually, and emotionally. This growth shows up as an increased ability to think critically, feel empathy, and take action.

My Project

Our middle schoolers have had a rough year and a half. No one knows yet what the full impact being at home has had on developing and maintaining reading skills. We know that reading for pleasure helps improve reading skills and that good reading skills in middle school are a predictor of success in high school.

Many of our most popular books need to be replaced.

Some because they have been lost, and others because they have been "well-loved." By donating to my project not only will you help us replace those well-loved books, but we will also be able to fill the holes where books are missing in some of our series! The students will appreciate the books, and teachers in all subjects will appreciate that students are better readers.

Ms. Mittelstadt
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 600 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet (8 Books) • AKJ Education $81.55 1 $81.55
Sobre patines (Novela gráfica) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Diario de Nikki 12: Un flechazo de lo más catastrófico (Diario De Nikki / Dork Diaries) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Diario de Nikki 11: Mejores enemigas para siempre (Diario De Nikki / Dork Diaries, 11) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Espacios pequeños (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Institute: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Tomboy. Una chica ruda / Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Como pez en el árbol / Fish in a Tree (Nube de Tinta) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Toll (3) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Long Distance • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Lost in NYC • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Wizenard Series: Training Camp (The Wizenard Series, 1) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Harry Potter y la cámara secreta / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colección Roald Dahl) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, 2) • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Murder Is Bad Manners (WELLS & WONG MURDER IS B) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, 3) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book (Revised edition): Full-Color Edition (4) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Olympians: Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians, 2) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
El ladrón del rayo/ The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson y los dioses del olimpo / Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
One Trick Pony • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Isla de leones (Lion Island): El guerrero cubano de las palabras (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Las brujas / The Witches (Colección Roald Dahl) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Olympians: Hera: The Goddess and her Glory • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78

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