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Ms. Rallu from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our School Library

My students need hardcover copies of 34 popular books for our school library, including many classic novels and Caldecott award winning books.

  • $558 goal

This project expired on May 18, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

An important part of motivating young readers is having a well stocked school library. If we want our students to love reading, then our school library needs to be stocked with books that they will love to read.

Our school serves a predominantly low-income student population.

84% of our students are low-income, and 59% live at or below the poverty line. Our charter school strives to ensure that all of our students graduate prepared to attend the college of their choice. Despite the challenges that come with teaching in a low-income community, 95% of our students go on to attend a four year college upon graduation.

My Project

The students at our school love to read. Unfortunately, our school library doesn't have all of the books that they want to read. The books requested in this grant will begin to fill some of the gaps in our school library's collection. Most of the books requested in this grant are either Caldecott honor books or classic novels, both of which are essential components of any well-stocked school library.

A great school library needs to evolve in order to maintain a high level of excitement around reading throughout a child's education.

Please help me and my colleagues continue to inspire a love of reading in our students by funding these new books for our school library.

Ms. Rallu
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mercy Watson Fights Crime Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen ( • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dus • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Mercy Watson to the Rescue • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes Kate DiCamillo, • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Uncle Tom''s Cabin (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Harriet B • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
The Inferno (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Dante Alighieri • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Idiot (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Fyodor Dostoevsky, Co • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Sense and Sensibility (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Jane • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Emma (Barnes &amp • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
The Count of Monte Cristo (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) A • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Treasure Island (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series) Robert • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Hate That Cat:a Novel • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Love That Dog Sharon Creech • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Heartbeat • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech, Lisa Desimini (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
The Castle Corona • AKJ Books $14.05 1 $14.05
The Unfinished Angel • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
The Wanderer • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Out of the Dust • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
The Giver (HB) • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
The View from Saturday E. L. Konigsburg • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
All the World Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors Joyce Sidman, Pame • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
House in the Night • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
How I Learned Geography • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
Invention of Hugo Cabret, The • AKJ Books $18.49 2 $36.98
Wonderstruck • AKJ Books $22.19 1 $22.19
Henry''s Freedom Box • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57

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