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Ms. B. from Birmingham AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Library We Love

My students need a classroom library full of books they love. Adding books like Little Leaders, I am Enough, and Hidden Figures will keep students eager to read more!

  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 4th grade to 23 brilliant students. They are all eager to learn and love working towards their big goals! Our class tenets are to be bold, be kind, and be you!

I teach in a Tile I school in Alabama where all of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

This never holds them back from working incredibly hard each day and striving to be excellent readers and mathematicians.

My students get so excited each time we conference to discuss their progress towards their reading and math goals. They are building the confidence they need to be continuous learners!

My Project

Earlier this year my students raised money for our classroom at a school event. The class voted to spend the money on new books for our classroom library. Seeing their faces light up as we unpacked the new books was priceless. My students love to bookshop in our library and beg for more time to read.

I want to add more high interest books to our classroom library to keep students begging to read!

13 of my students came to 4th grade reading below a 2nd grade level.Because of their hard work this year, they are on track to grow 1.5 year or more in reading. To keep this momentum going, I want to add more books with characters that they identify with, on topics they are interested in and on their level.

The majority of the books on the list are books that students have requested. I have checked out Dragons Love Tacos and Hidden Figures from the public library a dozen times. The students would be ecstatic to see those titles in our own library!

Ms. B.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $13.73 2 $27.46
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
What If... • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Sometimes You Fly • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
A Bad Case Of Stripes • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Pete the Cat: Out of This World • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Walter the Farting Dog • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Pete the Cat: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Board Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Pete the Cat: Meet Pete • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus Board Book • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28

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