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Ms. Westerberg from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Distribute While Schools Are Closed Due to Covid-19

Help me give my students books to add to their home library and share with their families while we are out of school due to Covid-19.

  • $4,078 goal

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My Students

My 730+ students live and study in the Hermosa neighborhood, whose Spanish translation is "beautiful." It's a working-class neighborhood on the northwest side of our city. I'm lucky enough to be their librarian, meaning I know each and every student in our school.

Although many of my students come from homes lacking resources needed to compete with their suburban counterparts, they're eager learners who love to read and love getting their hands on technology.

They are the reason I get out of bed each morning. Our library is a safe haven for all to read, learn, thrive, and have fun. They inspire me each day to make our library a better place.

My Project

I'm the school librarian for our school, meaning I know all 700+ students who attend our amazing neighborhood school. I live down the street from my students. Despite my close location, I still don't get to see them and I miss them terribly. It's been two weeks without my students, and like many of them, I'm worried. When will we go back? Are any of my students' family members sick with this virus? Will my students have access to the technology needed to access their teachers during this time?

One impact I want to make is providing access to tangible books: I want to distribute books to my students and their families while they pick up the meals our lunchroom staff hands out.

Although these books will not reach all my students, they will reach many. Our amazing lunchroom crew has been passing out hundreds of meals each day. In fact, they were even featured in an article in the Chicago Sun-Times!

My students have been without our school library for two weeks. Chicago Public Libraries are closed. I want my students to have access to physical books to read with their families. Many of my students lack home libraries. My students were so excited for the Scholastic book fair, which was scheduled for the week of April 13th and, tragically, had to be cancelled. So many of my student's families cannot afford to purchase books of their own. Every little bit helps, and I truly appreciate any assistance during this time.

Stay home, stay safe, save lives... thank you!

Ms. Westerberg
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $6.68 30 $200.40
Wink • Amazon Business $16.99 9 $152.91
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 9 $98.64
Minecraft Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.39 15 $95.85
My Hero Academia Vol 22 • Amazon Business $9.07 9 $81.63
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $8.67 9 $78.03
My Hero Academia School Briefs Vol 4 • Amazon Business $8.49 9 $76.41
Diana Princess of the Amazons (Wonder Woman) • Amazon Business $8.29 9 $74.61
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 7 $71.82
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.19 7 $64.33
Circle • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
Just Because • Amazon Business $8.99 7 $62.93
xa1Esperar no es fxe1cil! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 9 $62.91
National Geographic Kids Baby Animals Sticker Activity Book (NG Sticker Activity Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 9 $62.91
Karen's Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix) • Amazon Business $7.55 8 $60.40
Pangato #2: Soy yo, dos. (Catwad #2: It's Me, Two.) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 8 $57.52
Me, Three! (Catwad) • Amazon Business $7.99 7 $55.93
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (7) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
Bad Kitty School Daze • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 7 $54.53
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.59 7 $53.13
Pangato: Soy yo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 7 $53.13
A Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy • Amazon Business $7.49 7 $52.43
Weird But True:Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $7.19 7 $50.33
It's Me, Two (Catwad) • Amazon Business $7.16 7 $50.12
Smile • Amazon Business $7.00 7 $49.00
National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 stickers! • Amazon Business $6.99 7 $48.93
National Geographic Kids Dogs Sticker Activity Book (NG Sticker Activity Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 7 $48.93
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 7 $48.93
The World of Reading Watermelon Seed and Good Night Owl 2-in-1 Listen-Along Reader: 2 Funny Tales with CD! (World of Reading Level 1) • Amazon Business $6.59 7 $46.13
Just Joking Dogs • Amazon Business $6.59 7 $46.13
Snow Place Like Home (Diary of an Ice Princess #1) • Amazon Business $5.69 8 $45.52
Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Mi • Amazon Business $5.69 8 $45.52
Attack of the Furball (Star Wars: Jedi Academy#8) • Amazon Business $6.49 7 $45.43
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book (18)) • Amazon Business $5.00 9 $45.00
Zane, Ninja of Ice (LEGO Ninjago: Chapter Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 9 $44.91
Just Joking Sidesplitters • Amazon Business $5.59 8 $44.72
It's Me. (Catwad #1) • Amazon Business $4.79 9 $43.11
Los tipos malos en combustible intergalxe1ctico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 7 $41.93
Los tipos malos (The Bad Guys) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 7 $41.93
Ivy & Bean (Book 1) (Bk. 1) • Amazon Business $4.59 9 $41.31
Schooled • Amazon Business $5.89 7 $41.23
Isadora Moon Goes to School • Amazon Business $5.11 8 $40.88
Los tipos malos en el conejillo contraataca (The Bad Guys in the Furball Strikes Back) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.79 7 $40.53
National Geographic Kids Dinos Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books) • Amazon Business $5.03 8 $40.24
Los tipos malos en el ataque de los zombigatitos (4) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 7 $39.13
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 7 $39.13
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $6.39 6 $38.34
Drama (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Cupcake Challenge! (Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 9 $35.91
Disney The Lion King: Movie Storybook / Libro basado en la pelxedcula (English-Spanish) (20) (Disney Bilingual) • Amazon Business $4.99 7 $34.93
The Search for Zane (LEGO Ninjago: Chapter Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 7 $34.93
Disney/Pixar Coco: Movie Storybook / Libro basado en la pelxedcula (English-Spanish) (4) (Disney Bilingual) • Amazon Business $4.99 7 $34.93
Isadora Moon Has a Birthday • Amazon Business $4.15 8 $33.20
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf (The Bad Guys #9) (9) • Amazon Business $3.50 9 $31.50
Disney Frozen 2: Movie Storybook / Libro basado en la pelxedcula (English-Spanish) (30) (Disney Bilingual) • Amazon Business $4.49 7 $31.43
Lego Ninjago Reader Ninja Vs Ninja • Amazon Business $3.19 9 $28.71
Uni the Unicorn Uni's First Sleepover (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 9 $28.71
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $4.69 6 $28.14
Masters of Spinjitzu (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $3.99 7 $27.93
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $4.49 6 $26.94
Dinosaur Rescue! (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 9 $22.32
Super Friends: Flying High (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.39 9 $21.51
Disney Frozen: Movie Storybook / Libro basado en la pelxedcula (English-Spanish) (6) (Disney Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.05 7 $21.35
Fancy Nancy and the Quest for the Unicorn • Amazon Business $3.05 7 $21.35

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