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

But That's A Baby Book!

The cost of a set of books that middle school readers crave is $389, 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>.

  • $389 goal

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I am a Sixth Grade Literacy Workshop teacher in an under-resourced middle school in Brooklyn, NY. Each year, I am amazed by the number of students that come to me from elementary school not reading on grade level. The system has failed these children! Passing children on to the next grade, unable to read, again and again is unacceptable. The issue of illiteracy must be addressed, not ignored. The buck stops in my classroom. Getting struggling readers interested in reading is a challenge in and of itself. This challenge is multiplied at the middle school level because most of the texts my emerging readers can read are perceived as "baby books" - none of the kids want to be seen reading these books by their peers. So you can imagine my excitement when a group of my struggling boys discovered "The Secrets of Droon" and "The Zack Files" - two lower-grade series on their level that they actually wanted to read! I was overjoyed when they asked me for the next book in each series. Keeping struggling readers engaged is a difficult task. These books are a valuable tool that will support my teaching and push my young readers into more challenging texts. I am asking for funding of two copies of each of the remaining titles in these series. I teach because I make a difference. Will you please help make a difference in the reading lives of my students? Thank you.

Mr. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 107 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wizard or Witch (Secrets of Droon Special Edition Series #2) Tony Abbott • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
The Magic Escapes Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Don't Count on Dracula (Zack Files Series 22) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
How to Speak Dolphin in Three Easy Lessons (Zack Files Series #11) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Dr. Jekyll, Orthodontist (Zack Files Series #5) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Zap! I'm a Mind Reader (Zack Files Series #4) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Through the Medicine Cabinet (Zack Files Series #2) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
A Ghost Named Wanda (Zack Files Series #2) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Tell a Lie and Your Butt Will Grow (Zack Files Series 28) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator),Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
I'm out of My Body...Please Leave a Message (Zack Files Series #6) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Great-Grandpa's in the Litter Box (Zack Files Series #1) Dan Greenburg,Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
The Secrets of Droon: The Tower of the Elf King Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Coiled Viper (Secrets of Droon #19) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Moon Scroll Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator),Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Dream Thief (Secrets of Droon Series #17) Tony Abbott,David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Mask of Maliban Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Voyage of the Jaffa Wind, Vol. 14 Tony Abbott,David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom, Vol. 11 Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
City in the Clouds (Secrets of Droon Series #4) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Golden Wasp Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Flight of the Genie (Secrets of Droon Series #21) Tony Abbott,David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Isle of Mists (Secrets of Droon Series #22) Tony Abbott,David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Knights of Silversnow (Secrets of Droon Series #16) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator),Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Into the Land of the Lost (Secrets of Droon Series #7), Vol. 7 Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Journey to the Volcano Palace (Secrets of Droon Series #2) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Mysterious Island (Secrets of Droon Series #3) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator),David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Sleeping Giant of Goll (Secrets of Droon Series #6) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Fortress Of The Treasure Queen Tony Abbott,David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Race to Doobesh(The Secrets of Droon Series) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator),David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Search for the Dragon Ship (Secrets of Droon Series) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Quest for the Queen, Vol. 10 Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Great Ice Battle (Secrets of Droon Series #5) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (Secrets of Droon Series #1) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
In The Ice Caves of Krog Secrets of Droon Series #20) Tony Abbott • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18

Materials cost

$267.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$318.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.97

Total project goal

$388.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.74

1 Donor

-$366.59

Donations toward project cost

-$319.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.43

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$0.00

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