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Ms. Knight from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, the Building Blocks of Achievement

My students need high-interest books to continue to learn and grow all school year long!

  • $936 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 5th grade teacher in a Title I school where over 90% of the students qualify as economically disadvantaged. This year I will have 77 eager-to-learn 5th grade historians, scientists and researchers! The students in my classroom make up a diverse population, including those with special needs and others learning English as their second language. They are a fun, hardworking group who enjoy learning!

Although the world evenly distributes talent and intellect, it does not evenly distribute opportunities.

In my classroom, we seek to overcome that reality through rigorous curriculum in history and science. When my students aren't conducting experiments or uncovering the mysteries of the past they're devouring novels! This makes my classroom library an essential part of their learning, as many of them do not have access to high quality books at home.

My Project

Although my school works diligently to close the provision gap, the current books in my classroom library leave much to be desired. I am requesting titles that I know my students will love - Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Last Kids on Earth, etc. Having countless high interest books will keep students engaged and learning at every moment of the day - all school year long!

Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

Thus, having high interest books can be the ladder to success over the obstacles my students face!

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Ms. Knight
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 77 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13) • Amazon Business $97.92 1 $97.92
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $82.43 1 $82.43
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries / Party Time / How to Dork your Diary / Pop Star / Dear Dork / TV Star / Skating Sensation / Holiday Heartbreak / OMG / Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $17.52 1 $17.52
The Atlantis World (The Origin Mystery, Book 3) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Just Another Girl • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Priceless: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 3 • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Date to Save • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3: Teacher's Pest • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #4: Substitute Creature • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Brainwashed: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Diamonds Are For Never: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 2 • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
It's Not Me, It's You • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Calling My Name • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Middle School: From Hero to Zero • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
The Atlantis Plague: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 2) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Middle School Rules of Jamaal Charles: as told by Sean Jensen • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Night Gardener • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Fuzzy Mud • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
President of the Whole Sixth Grade (President Series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Zombie Chasers • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

Materials cost

$694.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$795.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.35

Total project goal

$935.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$935.64

2 Donors

-$925.05

Donations toward project cost

-$795.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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