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Ms. Esposito from Alexandria VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Library to Inspire Literacy

My students need a class library that will motivate them to read beyond class requirements.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7th-grade students hail from all over Alexandria City, VA with backgrounds as diverse as a 48 pack of Crayola crayons. As we all remember from our own school days, those were the most coveted. As it happens, the most vibrant and beautiful images are made with such tools.

On any given day, my students speak two to three languages out of necessity.

Parents and students alike come to our district from all over South America, the Middle East, and parts of Africa to learn. They are vibrant, passionate, and curious about the world around them. Though they may struggle both at home and in school because due to financial and linguistic obstacles, they are resilient problem solvers. My students are soon-to-be change makers seeking a purpose.

My Project

A class library is a staple in every Language Arts room. However, due to a lack of funding, my students are left with limited reading options both in the classroom and at the school library; there simply aren't enough books!

Every week, my students are required to complete a reading log assignment which shows that they are reading at home for 20-30 minutes each night.

I encourage them to find a book they are genuinely interested in and will look forward to opening each day. Yet, they seem to be coming up short.

By funding this project, my 7th grade ELL (English Language Learner) students will have access to dozens of new stories. They will be able to dive deeper into empowering memoirs such as "I Am Malala," empathize in the pages of "Wonder," or discover other adolescent themes in the prose of John Greene. These books will not only elevate their personal literacy skills but also foster a genuine love of reading.

Ms. Esposito
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls • AKJ Education $31.50 1 $31.50
Wonder • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $10.40 2 $20.80
A Light in the Attic • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Where the Sidewalk Ends Poems and Drawings • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Night • AKJ Education $6.47 2 $12.94
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.04 1 $11.04
Reach • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
100 Great Poems for Boys • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Uglies • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Catching Fire • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The House of the Scorpion • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Unwind • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Paper Towns • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $7.14 1 $7.14
Speak • AKJ Education $7.14 1 $7.14
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.14 1 $7.14
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Slam! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Monster • AKJ Education $6.49 1 $6.49
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.49 1 $6.49
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Holes • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$467.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.95

Total project goal

$593.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.02

8 Donors

-$365.04

Donations toward project cost

-$317.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.01

Matching donations from our partners

-$220.05

Match offers toward project cost

-$187.04

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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