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

Classroom Library: Gateway to the World

Help me give my students a robust classroom library and an iPad! When we return to in-person learning, I want my students to be excited to read. This collection is diverse, and intentionally curated.

  • $1,040 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and creative.

Many of our students come from low-income backgrounds, but that doesn't get in the way of their goals.

They spend many hours after school during the week working towards learning goals in multiple classes. My students are high-energy, and naturally love work that keeps them engaged from start to finish.

My Project

Since our school does not have a central library, it is so important that I have a classroom library that meets the many needs of my students.

My students need to see themselves in the books they read to gain perspective, and to learn about the experiences of others.

My classroom library is used throughout the school year, from reading for enjoyment, to independent reading projects.

After a lot of research I decided that using an iPad to help organize circulation of books would be the best to get the most books into the most hands. Going through an authentic check-out process will keep our library organized, while also conveying to students that book collections should be highly respected.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 8th generation - tablet - 32 GB - 10.2' • Best Buy Education $330.00 1 $330.00
Grade 8 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set • AKJ Education $114.82 1 $114.82
OtterBox Defender Series Pro - back cover for tablet • Best Buy Education $48.62 1 $48.62
A Promised Land • MahoganyBooks $45.00 1 $45.00
March: Book Three • MahoganyBooks $17.99 1 $17.99
March: Book Two • MahoganyBooks $17.96 1 $17.96
Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
The Hate U Give • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Children of Blood and Bone (Children of Orisha #1) • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood • MahoganyBooks $15.30 1 $15.30
This is Your Time • MahoganyBooks $14.39 1 $14.39
March: Book One • MahoganyBooks $13.46 1 $13.46
Smart Money • AKJ Education $11.07 1 $11.07
Bajo las palmas reales: una infancia cubana (Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba) • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Brown Girl Dreaming • MahoganyBooks $9.89 1 $9.89
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America (PB) • MahoganyBooks $9.89 1 $9.89
Mamire, el último niño (Mamire: The Last Child) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Gorillas in the Mist • AKJ Education $8.83 1 $8.83
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09
One Crazy Summer • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19
Sunny (Track #3) • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19
Patina (Track #2) • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19
Ghost (Track #1) (PB) • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19
Good Kind of Trouble, A • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19
Ellen Ochoa: La primera astronauta latina (Ellen Ochoa: The First Latin Astronaut) • AKJ Education $6.83 1 $6.83
Teeth • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Nothing to Lose • AKJ Education $4.67 1 $4.67
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (MM) • MahoganyBooks $4.46 1 $4.46
Amaryllis • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80

Materials cost

$830.29

Vendor shipping charges

$11.21

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$883.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$155.99

Total project goal

$1,039.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,039.94

5 Donors

-$701.63

Donations toward project cost

-$596.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.24

Matching donations from our partners

-$338.31

Match offers toward project cost

-$287.56

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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