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Ms. Welsh from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My seventh graders need 23 more books!

  • $352 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

"There is a meager amount of books in this school," retorted T.C to my plea for a vocabulary word in a sentence. I teach seventh grade Language Arts in a high-poverty school. My students struggle with adult problems everyday.

My students felt the luck and fortune that many kids feel when they receive an unexpected gift when they first saw the LCD projector generous donors supplied them. However, despite the obstacles they face at home, my students are beginning to see that they can take advantage of any learning opportunity that is presented to them in school. If my students had books that interested them in the classroom, they could begin acing tests as reading levels increase.

I have selected a variety of books that I believe can kick-start my students' life-long love of reading. This project is not huge, but it is significant.

If my students receive these books, they will begin to escape the realities of the troubled city in which they live and enjoy the resources taken for granted in wealthier neighborhoods. With your help, my students will be able to cultivate a new love of learning and reading.

Ms. Welsh
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Lawn Boy Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Roald Dahl • AKJ Books $6.06 1 $6.06
Dune • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
A Raisin in the Sun • AKJ Books $11.33 1 $11.33
A Rain Forest Food Chain • AKJ Books $8.68 1 $8.68
A Year Down Yonder • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Across Five Aprils • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
David Copperfield • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Twilight • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
Sent (Missing Series #2) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $11.51 1 $11.51
Eleven Lauren Myracle • Barnes and Noble $2.98 1 $2.98
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Push Sapphire, Ramona Lofton • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $12.99 1 $12.99
The Twilight Saga Collection Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $53.95 1 $53.95
ArchEnemy (Looking Glass Wars Series #3) Frank Beddor • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires Series #5) Rachel Caine • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel Robert B. Parker • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
The Wild Things Dave Eggers • Barnes and Noble $12.96 1 $12.96

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