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Ms. Zangrilli from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

But I Don't Like Sports Books! and Other Tales of Woe from Middle School

The cost of 23 books for this proposal is $257, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $257 goal

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Last year I worked tirelessly to obtain a wealth of sports-related books for a group of low-level readers in the 7th and 8th grade. Sports books were the only books that seemed to motivate these students to read! Once I got those books in their hands my students read more than 30 books each! However, this year, in my severely under-resourced middle school in Brooklyn, NY, my students complain, once again about not having the books that interest them. I teach 7th and 8th grade literacy to low-level readers which means that I must find high interest literature to inspire them into a life of reading. Fortunately, I have found the books that they like! I need your help in acquiring books about teen issues and animals: two topics that were requested by my students. If I can, in fact, put these books in their hands then they will become readers. What better a gift can you give a child then the lifelong gift of reading? Help me to inspire my students to lead literate lives. Help me to motivate reading in my classroom and at home. Help me, help them. Thank you.

Ms. Zangrilli
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vegan Virgin Valentine Carolyn Mackler, Carolyn Mackler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Twilight Stephanie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Vampire Kisses Ellen Schreiber • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things Carolyn Mackler • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Midnight Erin Hunter • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Moonrise Erin Hunter • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Flipped Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Keep in Touch: Letters, Notes, and More from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares, Random House • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Dating Diaries Kristen Kemp • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Afterlife Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Son of the Mob Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Time Cat Lloyd Alexander • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Awakening (Vampire Diaries Series #1) L. J. Smith • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tiger Rising Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
It's Like This, Cat Emily Cheney Neville, Emil Weiss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Cat Who Went to Heaven Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth, Lynd Ward (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Forged By Fire Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
My Secret Boyfriend Lurlene McDaniel • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Catwings Ursula K. Le Guin, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Bravest Cat!: The True Story of Scarlett Laura Driscoll, DyAnne DiSalvo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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