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Mrs. Owens from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Knowledge, 1 Book at a Time

Help me give my students an environment to become more independent readers by giving them a comfortable spot to cozy up with a book.

  • $663 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a high school, behavior classroom in inner-city Cincinnati, Ohio. My students all have a mental health diagnosis. Struggling with their individual diagnosis at an early age held them from learning at certain times during their young lives.

Creating a reading area in the classroom so the students are able to pick up a book, plop on the floor, and wander off as they read about other places.

Creating a love for reading will continue to develop their young minds.

My Project

All of my students need to improve their reading scores. Even though their test scores need to improve, that's not why I am wanting to create reading centers. I want them to want to find a passion to read.

By creating a library of different books, the students will be able to pick a book that meets their reading level and maybe a new passion to read.

I have selected many different types of books for the students. I want them to try something new to read. I have selected easier to read books for the lower level reader and more difficult reads for the on-track reader.

Mrs. Owens
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 12 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK HI-LO NONFICTION PASSAGES • School Specialty $29.74 1 $29.74
BK HI-LO NONFICTION PASSAGES • School Specialty $29.74 1 $29.74
Maximum Ride (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $25.43 1 $25.43
BOOK DAILY WARM-UPS DAILY EDITS I GR 5-8 • School Specialty $21.43 1 $21.43
Double-Sided Magnetic Human Body • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Afterwords • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Big Boggle • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Tile Lock Scrabble • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $12.64 1 $12.64
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Beloved • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Secret Life of Bees • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Joy Luck Club (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Bell Jar, The • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Color Purple • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 1 $11.20
Into the Wild • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
The Bluest Eye • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 1 $9.78
Wordical™ • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Divergent • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Some Assembly Required The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Claudette Colvin • AKJ Education $9.09 1 $9.09
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Challenger Deep • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.48 1 $7.48
Things I Should Have Known • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Black Like Me • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $7.18 1 $7.18
1984 • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Animal Farm • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
One Came Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Behind You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Carrie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Go Tell It on the Mountain • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Peak • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
All Quiet on the Western Front • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Macbeth • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$517.04

Vendor shipping charges

$8.09

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$562.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.33

Total project goal

$662.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$662.22

5 Donors

-$356.10

Donations toward project cost

-$302.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.41

match offer

-$306.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$260.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.92

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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