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  • $2,423 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Building a Classroom Library to Help Students Become Excellent Readers

My students need books for our classroom library so they can read independently, book clubs, partners, and read-aloud.

My Students

My sixth graders are super energetic and active learners. They are also completely invested in their learning because they want to be prepared for future grades and beyond. Even though they come from low income households and most students receive free school lunch, my sixth graders make every day count in the classroom. They care about the quality of their work, they care about one another, and they care about what they learn in the classroom. They are truly wonderful students.

My Project

My students love reading but their selection of books is limited in the classroom. I would love to create a classroom library to help my students read a wide selection of books that will interest and help them think about what they read. "Reading is Thinking" is what I always say to my students. They love to read in partners, book clubs, independently, and they also enjoy it when I read-aloud to them. My students know that books have stories that they will carry forever in their minds and hearts. Books will take them to many places that they could never have imagined existed. Any donations to this project will be greatly appreciated!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $12.41 6 $74.46
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 4 $52.52
America Street A Multicultural Anthology of Stories • AKJ Education $9.95 5 $49.75
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
Jim Murphy (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $48.74 1 $48.74
Julia Alvarez (5 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $39.54 1 $39.54
I Survived Collector's Toolbox • AKJ Education $36.43 1 $36.43
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.72 4 $34.88
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 4 $32.08
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $29.17 1 $29.17
Hole in My Life • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Speak • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Baseball Saved Us • AKJ Education $7.26 4 $29.04
Juntos (Matched) (3 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $24.31 1 $24.31
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Joey Pigza Loses Control • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
The Tale of Despereaux • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
When Lunch Fights Back Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses • AKJ Education $21.40 1 $21.40
The Tía Lola Stories (4 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $20.69 1 $20.69
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
The Upstairs Room • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
The Birchbark House • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Wringer • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Out of the Dust • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
All the Light We Cannot See A Novel • AKJ Education $19.71 1 $19.71
What Is a Whale? • AKJ Education $18.45 1 $18.45
The Great Fire • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Cracking the Wall The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
Because They Marched The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Nurse, Soldier, Spy The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Fangirl A Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Boy Who Loved Math The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ellington Was Not a Street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Two Friends Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Castle: How It Works • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Thirteen Reasons Why • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ruth and the Green Book • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Violet the Pilot • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The World of the Hunger Games • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Thing About Jellyfish • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Crankee Doodle • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Counting by 7s • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Nest • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The War that Saved My Life • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Desperate Journey • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Swim That Rock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
No Monkeys, No Chocolate • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives - #1 • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Secret Life of Bees • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes The World of Microbes • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
I Survived The Destruction Of Pompeii, 79 • AKJ Education $10.77 1 $10.77
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $10.77 1 $10.77
I Survived The Nazi Invasion, 1944 • AKJ Education $10.77 1 $10.77
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $9.72 1 $9.72
Cirque Du Freak 7 Hunters of the Dusk • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Knucklehead Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Redwall: The Graphic Novel The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) The Stonekeeper • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
An Ember in the Ashes • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Uglies • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Paper Towns • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Boy and Going Solo Tales of Childhood • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The 5th Wave • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Whatever Happened to Janie? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleachers A Novel • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
How They Croaked The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Let It Shine Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Survived #10: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
How We Are Smart • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Night Hoops • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Backstage Pass Fashion • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Mysterious Benedict Society • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider The Outsider • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dateline: Troy • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Artemis Fowl • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Eggs • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Jefferson's Sons A Founding Father?s Secret Children • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roberto Clemente Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Peace, Locomotion • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Al Capone Does My Homework • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Theodore Boone: The Abduction • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fly Away Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How to Clean a Hippopotamus A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
13 Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Animals Nobody Loves • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
QB 1 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Top Secret A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Forge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sophia's War A Tale of the Revolution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost Hawk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detective - #1 • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Mouseheart • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Two-Minute Mysteries • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Guys Read: Funny Business Funny Business • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ramona the Pest (Spanish) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Jump Shot • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Iron Giant • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #3: Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Wolves • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Big Blue Whale Read and Wonder • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Freedom Maze • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Klipfish Code • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fly Away • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived 100 Years Ago • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bronx Masquerade • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mississippi Bridge • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Kizzy Ann Stamps • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Tail of Emily Windsnap • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Smart About Chocolate A Sweet History • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #6: I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #7: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #8: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #2: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster 1937 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived #1: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Toilet: How It Works How It Works • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Danger on the Mountain Scaling the World's Highest Peaks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Elephants Elephants • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Can You Tell a Frog from a Toad? • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85

Materials cost

$1,999.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,059.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$363.37

Total project goal

$2,422.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,422.45

1 Donor

-$1,211.22

Donations toward project cost

-$1,029.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.68

match offer

-$1,211.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,029.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 31 students.

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