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

But Miss, I Read That Last Year. . . Part 2

The cost of these 57 books is $1081, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,103 goal

This project expired on April 22, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Last year, I taught three sections of sixth grade literacy in a very under resourced school in Brooklyn, NY. Throughout the year, I struggled to find enough copies of quality independent reading books to support my 70 readers and writers. I was constantly desperate to find books that would interest my students and were appropriate for their various reading levels. This is difficult, but it is particularly difficult during the middle school years. The students refuse to read "baby" books, yet certain students need to choose books on a lower level. This year, I will be "looping," teacher-speak for moving up with a group of students to the next grade. These students are some of the most intelligent, driven kids I have ever encountered. They love to read, but they know what they like. I fear that my meager selection of books will not satisfy their appetite for reading. I can hear it now, "But Miss, I read that last year!" I have a small library of about 500 books for my students to choose from. While I have plenty of books appropriate for sixth graders, my seventh grade class will have little to choose from. I am desperate to update my library with new, interesting, seventh grade appropriate reading material. I want nothing more than to supply my students with the books they want to read. The books that I am requesting will be invaluable tools that will truly benefit my students. Please help me to help my students to become better readers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Forces and Motion Peter D. Riley • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
All-American Girl Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $23.35 1 $23.35
Second Summer of the Sisterhood Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $23.35 1 $23.35
Built to Last: Building America's Amazing Bridges, Tunnels, and Skyscrapers George Sullivan • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk About Life After The Loss of a Parent Lynne B. Hughes • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie Jordan Sonnenblick • Barnes and Noble $15.29 2 $30.58
Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $15.25 2 $30.50
Beacon Hill Boys Ken Mochizuki • Barnes and Noble $15.25 2 $30.50
Call Me Maria Judith Ortiz Cofer • Barnes and Noble $15.25 2 $30.50
Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside A Cereal Box Juan Felipe Herrera • Barnes and Noble $15.20 2 $30.40
Stone in My Hand Cathryn Clinton, Peter Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Never Mind!: A Twin Novel Avi, Rachel Vail • Barnes and Noble $14.39 2 $28.78
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares, Tucker Shaw • Barnes and Noble $14.35 3 $43.05
Nobody Was Here: 7th grade in the Life of Me, Penelope Alison Pollet • Barnes and Noble $14.35 4 $57.40
Mr. Docker Is off His Rocker! (My Weird School Series #10) Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.30 1 $14.30
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (My Weird School Series #3) Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.30 1 $14.30
Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (My Weird School Series #2) Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.30 1 $14.30
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (My Weird School Series #1) Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.30 1 $14.30
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Small Steps Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson • Barnes and Noble $12.80 2 $25.60
Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever Ilana Weitzman, Mike Wright, Eva Blank, Rosanne Green, Alison Benjamin • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Pyramid David Macaulay, David Macaulay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Castle David Macaulay, David Macaulay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Stunning Science Of Everything Nick Arnold, Tony De Saulles, Tony De Saulles (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.79 1 $8.79
Red Is for Remembrance Laurie Faria Stolarz • Barnes and Noble $8.05 2 $16.10
Silver Is for Secrets Laurie Faria Stolarz • Barnes and Noble $8.05 2 $16.10
Don't Die Dragonfly Linda Joy Singleton, Andrew Karre (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bill Nye the Science Guy's Big Blue Ocean Bill Nye, Ian G. Saunders, John S. Dykes (Illustrator), Contribution by Ian G. Saunders • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Tunnels Elaine Landau • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty and Other Questions about the Oceans Anita Ganeri • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Breadwinner Deborah Ellis • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Good-Bye And Keep Cold Jenny Davis • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Last Dance Linda Joy Singleton, Singleton • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You Series) Meg Cabot, Jenny Carroll • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Color of My Words Lynn Joseph • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1) Geronimo Stilton, Matt Wolf (Illustrator), Larry Keys (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (Geronimo Stilton #2) Geronimo Stilton, Matt Wolf (Illustrator), Larry Keys (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Cat and Mouse in A Haunted House (Geronimo Stilton Series #3) Geronimo Stilton, Matt Wolf (Illustrator), Larry Keys (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Moonpie and Ivy Barbara O'Connor • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Public Enemies (On The Run Series Book #5) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Fugitive Factor Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Stowaway Solution (On the Run Series #4) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Mayflower Project (Remnants Series #1) K.A. Applegate, K. A. Applegate • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
The Princess School: If the Shoe Fits (Princess School Series) Jane B. Mason, Sarah Hines Stephens • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Princess School: Let Down Your Hair Sara Hines Stephens, Jane B. Mason, Sarah Hines Stephens, Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Princess School: Beauty Is A Beast Jane B. Mason, Sarah Hines Stephens • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Hunting the Hunter (On the Run Series #6) Gordan Korman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Chasing The Falconers: On the Run Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Tunnel Vision (Spy X Series #4) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Hide and Seek (Spy X Series #2) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Secrets (Undercover Girl Series #1) Christine Harris • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Fugitive (Undercover Girl Series Book #2) Christine Harris • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary Series) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
My Pants Are Haunted (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Never Do Anything Ever ( Dear Dumb Diary Series #4) Jim Benton, Jamie Kelly, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Am I the Princess or the Frog? (Dear Dumb Diary Series #3) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$786.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$904.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$198.45

Total project goal

$1,102.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,102.50

1 Donor

-$1,063.52

Donations toward project cost

-$904.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$159.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.98

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$0.00

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