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Ms. Sterling from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Dream Library

Help me give my students the library of their dreams! Books like Eleanor and Park, and Dear Martin will help ignite their desire to read as many books as possible.

  • $753 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2019.

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My Students

My new students are a lively bunch, and even more importantly, our students that are motivated to learn. Many are artistic but are also serious about their academics as they strive to succeed and to surpass those who came before them.

As a school located in New York, my school serves a diverse group of students who reflect a wide range of economic status and include English Language Learners, students with learning disabilities, and students not yet at appropriate reading levels.

That being said, they are eager and ready to compete academically with the rest of the country and need the materials to do so. These students are highly intelligent and have so much to offer!

My Project

The two types of readers I am trying to capture are the ones who dislike reading and those who love reading but need to be inspired. The way people view reading is shaped by their experiences with the books they've encountered. So, if all of the reading students have done is boring, then they will be reluctant to pick up a book for fun.

Middle school is a crucial period in an adolescent's developmental journey, so by introducing them to inspiring stories, I will be able to impact the way they see the world.

Not to mention, that those students who view reading as a boring task can change their perspective by reading stories that matter to them.

Ms. Sterling
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.60 4 $58.40
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $10.50 5 $52.50
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 4 $43.84
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $8.34 4 $33.36
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 6 $32.88
Once Upon a River: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.30 2 $30.60
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 4 $30.20
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.02 4 $28.08
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $13.47 2 $26.94
The Nickel Boys: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Like Vanessa • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.02 2 $22.04
The Underground Railroad: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $9.73 2 $19.46
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 4 $19.16
Pashmina • Amazon Business $9.33 2 $18.66
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $8.50 2 $17.00
Homyfort Over The Door Hanging Organizer Wall Mount Fabric Collapsible File and Magazine Storage Folder Holder Document Bag 6 Pockets Black Grey Beige (Black Grid) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $7.70 2 $15.40
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
Headif Hanging File Folder Organizer, Over the Door/Wall Mounted 10 Organizer Storage Pocket Chart Perfect for Classroom Organization, School Pocket Chart, Office Paper Storage and Sorter, Home Filing • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89

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