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

Books to Grow Readers

Help me give my students a classroom library that ignites their passion for reading.

  • $356 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a group of energetic, eager learners that come to my classroom ready to learn. Our urban, inner city school is culturally, racially, socio-economically, religiously and linguistically very diverse. For example, we have 22 languages spoken at our school and about sixty percent of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

Our classroom diversity creates a rich learning environment with a variety of academic and social needs.

We have become a close-knit group of learners who respect each other, try our best, and learn from our mistakes.

My Project

These books will help students grow their reading level, which will allow them to be successful in Reading and other academic areas as well, and later on in life. The books that I selected are series books which can let students read each following book in the series more deeply because of the background knowledge they have acquired when reading earlier books.

The donated books will further foster a love of reading in my students and make them stronger readers.

Second grade is a time of huge growth in reading. For many, second grade is the year when they switch from "learning to read" to "reading to learn."

Ms. Karen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.25 1 $22.25
Zapato Power Boxed Set #1-3 • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Nice Snowing You! #4 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Box with a Kangaroo #11 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Broadway Doggie #10 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Rootin' Tootin' Cow Dog #8 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dogs Don't Have Webbed Feet #7 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Go Fetch! #5 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don't Mess with the Ninja Puppy! #6 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Pup Art #9 (Magic Bone) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Super Side-Quest Test!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Heroes on the Side: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Digging for Dinos: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Shadowlands: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lullaby Lake: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Whispering Oak: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Crystal Caverns: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Ember Stone: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eye of the Earthquake Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Robo-Rabbit Boy, Go!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #7) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
The Birdy Snatchers (Kung Pow Chicken #3) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25

Materials cost

$268.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$302.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.36

Total project goal

$355.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$355.73

1 Donor

-$175.00

Donations toward project cost

-$154.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

match offer

-$174.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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