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  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Brazen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bucs Need Books

My students need multiple copies of various books to participate in literature circles. They'll read these with a small group and have discussions to deepen their underst

My Students

Do you remember reading dusty old books in English class? My students are used to reading books that are decades old, if we can find enough copies to use. Help us read current, fascinating novels that will open students' eyes to the world around them!

My students are a lively, inquisitive bunch of 8th graders at an inner-city school.

They come from families who are low-income so even getting basic school supplies is difficult, much less buying books. They don't like reading because they've never been told to read anything interesting and they've certainly never been given a choice of what to read!

My Project

I'm requesting 8 copies of novels from different genres so that my students can select one that is interesting to them. They will participate in book groups and really delve into the topics presented in each novel through discussion and questioning. Giving them the choice of which novel to read will let them really take ownership of their learning and light that fire of interest and curiosity that so many inner-city students are missing.

Please help us get these books.

Students need to be able to see that there are books out there they will enjoy reading. That is how we get a culture of life-long readers and life-long learners. With kids that are curious and eager to learn more, our world can only improve!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Asylum • Amazon $10.79 8 $86.32
The Berlin Boxing Club • Amazon $7.98 8 $63.84
Monster • Amazon $8.30 7 $58.10
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon $7.20 8 $57.60
Wintergirls • Amazon $7.98 7 $55.86
Night • Amazon $5.97 7 $41.79

Materials cost

$363.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.40

Total project goal

$469.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.36

6 Donors

-$217.04

Donations toward project cost

-$199.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.56

match offer

-$234.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 151 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 6 other donors.

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