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Ms. Johnson from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Excite and Engage!

Help me give my students books that interest them and help them grow!

  • $932 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the feeling of getting hooked on a book? Do you remember saying "just one more chapter" because you are so immersed in the story? My students share that joy and are inquisitive readers who are craving more stories to read.

My students are resilient.

The majority of my students are English Language Learners and started the school year reading two or more years below grade level. Many of them have grown multiple years already but are yearning for more books! Access to culturally relevant and interesting books are essential to their success! Everyday, students visit my library and tell me they crushed their reading goal and need a new book to read. There's a buzz around reading and I love that my students are so excited to read and grow.

My Project

My students love to read and these books will continue to build a beautiful library for them. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. Offering them choice ensures that every child can find a book that they like or connect with.

As an educator, I believe that books should act as mirrors and windows, stories in which students see themselves and their experiences and stories that allow them to explore their imagination.

It's important that I provide both to students and I know these books will continue to engage them as readers. My students have made a lot of growth and I want to ensure they continue to grow. Offering students choice and access to books is one of the most powerful things we can do.

Ms. Johnson
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
James Patterson Middle School and Treasure Hunters Collection 13 Books Set • Amazon Business $72.99 1 $72.99
Star Wars Jedi Academy 5 Books Collection Set (Star Wars Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan, The Phantom Bully, A New Class, The Force Oversleeps) • Amazon Business $47.96 1 $47.96
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
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $37.97 1 $37.97
The Last Kids on Earth Collection 4 Books Set By Max Brallier Netflix Original • Amazon Business $34.96 1 $34.96
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $28.35 1 $28.35
The Complete Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer • Amazon Business $24.31 1 $24.31
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $18.17 1 $18.17
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Dog vs. Cat • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause (Max Einstein Series) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Laugh Out Loud • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 2 $10.96
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Principal Strikes Back (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #6) • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
The Science (Un)Fair (Middle School Mayhem) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Kissing Booth #2: Going the Distance • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Santukkah! (Middle School Mayhem) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Down with the Dance (Middle School Mayhem) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment (Max Einstein (1)) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Not So Normal Norbert • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) (A Sal and Gabi Novel (1)) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Pottymouth and Stoopid • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
The Kissing Booth • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Taking Sides • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Katt vs. Dogg • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Revenge of the Sis (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #7) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Best Friends (Real Friends) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Tight • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays: A Middle School Story (Dog Diaries (2)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story (Dog Diaries (1)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Patina (2) (Track) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

Materials cost

$684.69

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$62.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$791.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.69

Total project goal

$931.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$931.29

3 Donors

-$548.88

Donations toward project cost

-$469.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.33

match offer

-$378.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$322.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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