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  • $935 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Murphy
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 19 donors
  • $0 still needed

Build A Classroom Library for Ms. Murphy's Reading Class!

My students need a classroom library to increase their literacy and comprehension strategies, in addition to opening their minds to the ways of the world!

My Students

"We read to find ourselves, more fully and more strangely than otherwise we could hope to find"-- Harold Bloom To this quotation, I would add that we also read to attain our independence. For my freshman students currently reading on a sixth-grade level, there is much to be gained.

Only 2.5% (that's 1 out of 40) black boys in Chicago Public Schools will graduate from a 4-year college or university.

Our charter school, located in the heart of Chicago, is a safe-haven from many of the threats and environmental factors that make this harsh statistic a reality. I believe that endowing my students with reading skills will not only lend itself to success in all other academic subjects, but it will also ensure the self-reliance and self-advocacy necessary to deliver my students from the hardships they might face.

My Project

I am requesting books at a variety of skill levels so all students can enjoy an unconscious moment of delight with a text, no matter what their ability. OUR READING LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY NON-EXISTENT. In order to attain our curriculum goals, we need books with which to practice our budding literacy skills. The Critical Reading Course simultaneously focuses upon developing the vocabulary, critical thinking and analysis skills, comprehension, fluency, and annotating expertise of every student simultaneously.

With your help, the benefits of reading can become relevant again to a generation that spends most of its time with electronics.

As they acquire new knowledge with reading, their world will begin to seem far bigger than the city limits of Chicago.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary - Paperback • Encyclopedia Britannica $29.95 4 $119.80
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon $44.64 1 $44.64
American Literature from 1945 Through Today - Print (hardcover) • Encyclopedia Britannica $38.25 1 $38.25
Africa to America: From the Middle Passage Through the 1930s - Print (hardcover) • Encyclopedia Britannica $38.25 1 $38.25
A New World Power: America from 1920 to 1945 - Print (hardcover) • Encyclopedia Britannica $34.95 1 $34.95
American Indians of the Northeast and Southeast - Print (hardcover) • Encyclopedia Britannica $29.95 1 $29.95
A Closer Look at Living Things - Print (hardcover) • Encyclopedia Britannica $26.95 1 $26.95
The Complete Persepolis • Amazon $17.46 1 $17.46
Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide • Amazon $17.00 1 $17.00
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $14.48 1 $14.48
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
The Physics of Nascar: The Science Behind the Speed • Amazon $12.93 1 $12.93
The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) • Amazon $12.69 1 $12.69
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
The Rose that Grew from Concrete • Amazon $12.09 1 $12.09
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History • Amazon $12.06 1 $12.06
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon $11.49 1 $11.49
Beloved • Amazon $11.49 1 $11.49
King Without A Crown • Amazon $10.97 1 $10.97
A Raisin in the Sun (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition) • Amazon $10.95 1 $10.95
Sula • Amazon $10.89 1 $10.89
Animal Farm: Centennial Edition • Amazon $10.89 1 $10.89
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
The Tao of Pooh • Amazon $10.61 1 $10.61
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon $9.66 1 $9.66
I Am the Messenger • Amazon $9.56 1 $9.56
The House on Mango Street • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
American Born Chinese • Amazon $8.48 1 $8.48
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive • Amazon $8.46 1 $8.46
The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering • Amazon $8.46 1 $8.46
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide • Amazon $8.40 1 $8.40
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
The Great Gatsby • Amazon $7.70 1 $7.70
Tyrell • Amazon $7.35 1 $7.35
The Book Thief • Amazon $7.34 1 $7.34
You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Bang! • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Adios, Nirvana • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Juvie Three • Amazon $6.53 1 $6.53
Fat Kid Rules the World • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Double Helix • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Black and White (Speak) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Monster • Amazon $6.16 1 $6.16
Lord of the Flies • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life • Amazon $5.98 1 $5.98
Things Fall Apart • Amazon $5.97 1 $5.97
The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon $5.64 1 $5.64
Fever 1793 • Amazon $5.56 1 $5.56
Drive-By (Harper Trophy Books) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Othello (Folger Shakespeare Library) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Frankenstein • Amazon $4.70 1 $4.70

Materials cost

$752.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$794.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.14

Total project goal

$934.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$934.26

17 Donors

-$425.07

Donations toward project cost

-$380.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.01

Matching donations from our partners

-$487.13

Match offers toward project cost

-$414.06

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 18 other donors.

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