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Ms. Clark from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Change Our World

My students need new and different books to add to our small classroom library.

  • $414 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"A room without books is like a body without a soul".---Marcus Tullius Cicero. My students are hungry for challenging books to read. They have this wonderful habit of pulling out a book to read in between assignments, between classes, and often times they will take a book to read at lunch. They even borrow books to read from other teachers.

"Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body".--Brian Tracy.

This quote is hanging above our library. On those unfortunate days when we don't have gym my students assure me that it is okay because they can exercise their minds. They are asking for books on a high school level, books about other countries, cultures, about diversity, power of peace, informational books and their list goes on and on. My students understand the difference of reading for pleasure and reading for information. They truly enjoy reading for both.

My Project

Additional books for our classroom library will motivate my students to read more. Everyone likes new things and new books will get the attention of my students. Once a week we have a book share. The book share is conducted in a variety of ways. Students are encouraged to share their book any way they feel comfortable. Some students like to share their book by creating a pizza with each ingredient being a different part of the books. Other students like doing an oral book share, while some will create an alternate cover.

Adding books to our classroom library adds more opportunities for students to read and provides more exercise for their brains.

'There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.'

–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 7 Favorites • AKJ Education $69.51 1 $69.51
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.78 1 $8.78
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 1 $7.68
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Animal Farm • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 1 $5.68
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
The Chocolate Touch • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$316.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$351.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.06

Total project goal

$413.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$413.72

3 Donors

-$413.72

Donations toward project cost

-$351.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.06

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$0.00

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