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Ms. Diendl from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Appeal To The Minority

Help me give my students high interest books for my low level and minority readers to help them reach their reading goals.

  • $666 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students come to me from low-income families. Single parents are raising most of our students. Ten percent of my students live with a grandparent or a foster parent due to family issues. Most of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Throughout the year, we are made aware of our homeless students. These students need extra care and attention.

I try to create as positive of a learning environment as I possibly can because they deserve it.

My students face so many challenges. Please help me give them materials that they'll actually enjoy.

My Project

I teach in a low income district where 83% of my students are on free or reduced lunch. Many of my students have never had a parent take them to the library. In addition because of a lack of funding our school no longer has a library. Many of my students are minorities, and a lot of the books that I have are not as appealing to them. I believe these books will be very exciting for my minority students to read.

We use the Accelerated Reader program at my school and many of our minority students are not taking advantage of this program and the incentives that go along with it.

If we can get them interested in these books, they will get the opportunity to enjoy the sweet rewards that go along with reaching their goal.

We are requesting books. The Dork Diaries and Babysitter Club books appeal to many of my lower female readers. Many of the books feature minorities in the lead. The Who Is books are geared to my lower level readers because they have 5th grade content but they are on a lower reading level. The other books come highly requested, and I believe they will get my boys to enjoy reading. The graphic novels help many of my struggling readers enjoy the stories and understand what they are reading better. The more they enjoy to read, the more they will read and the better they will get at it.

Ms. Diendl
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set New(Diary Of a Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules,The Last Straw,Dog Days,The Ugly Truth,Cabin Fever,The Third Wheel,Hard Luck,The Long Haul,Old School..etc • Amazon Business $65.94 1 $65.94
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $47.61 1 $47.61
Keystone Algebra I EOC Success Strategies Study Guide: Keystone EOC Test Review for the Pennsylvania Keystone End-of-Course Assessments • Amazon Business $28.55 1 $28.55
The Official ACT Prep Guide 2019-2020, (Book + 5 Practice Tests + Bonus Online Content) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $11.04 2 $22.08
The Hardy Boys Secret Files Collection Books 1-5: Trouble at the Arcade; The Missing Mitt; Mystery Map; Hopping Mad; A Monster of a Mystery (Hardy Boys: The Secret Files) • Amazon Business $19.26 1 $19.26
Introducing MATH! Grade 8 by ArgoPrep: 600+ Practice Questions + Comprehensive Overview of Each Topic + Detailed Video Explanations Included | 8th Grade Math Workbook • Amazon Business $17.63 1 $17.63
6 Full-Length STAAR Grade 8 Math Practice Tests: Extra Test Prep to Help Ace the STAAR Math Test • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jackpot • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Barron's SAT Math Workbook (Barron's Test Prep) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SLAY • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (13) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe (12) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever (14) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Is the Story of Dracula? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is LEGO? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Story of Batman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Best Friends (Real Friends) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
What Was D-Day? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Who Is George Lucas? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.05 1 $5.05
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Where Is Alcatraz? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Was the Ice Age? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Vietnam War? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Where Are the Galapagos Islands? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is NASA? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Story of The Wizard of Oz? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is R. L. Stine? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was P. T. Barnum? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Stephen Hawking? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Mister Rogers? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Stan Lee? • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89
Where Is Area 51? • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
Who Was Norman Rockwell? • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Where Is Our Solar System? • Amazon Business $2.67 1 $2.67

Materials cost

$527.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$565.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.75

Total project goal

$665.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$665.02

3 Donors

-$314.82

Donations toward project cost

-$296.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$316.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$269.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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