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Ms. S. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Climbing The Mountain One Book At A Time

The cost of various books, including City of Ember and Criss Cross, is $220, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $253 goal

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At KIPP STAR, our students go to school ten hours a day, on Saturdays, and in the summer. The kids take their educations very seriously. They know that they are climbing the mountain to college, and they know that it's not an easy climb. One of my goals is to keep our kids, who sacrifice much of their free time for extra hours at school, focused on the joy of learning. This is especially important to me in reading class. At the end of the year, I want my students to read above grade level and, just as importantly, I want them to have developed a true love of reading. This school year, my goal is for every 7th grader to read at least thirty books. I know that in achieving this goal, the kids will both raise their test scores and build upon their love of reading. However, in order for us to reach this goal, we need great books! With an amazing and diverse classroom library full of classics and the latest titles alike, I know that my students and I can reach all of our ambitious goals this year! Please help my seventh graders climb the mountain to college by donating new classroom library books. Thank you in advance.

Ms. S.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins • Barnes and Noble $16.10 1 $16.10
Autobiography of My Dead Brother Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 2 $28.78
It's Kind of a Funny Story Ned Vizzini • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Looking for Alaska John Green • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Red Is for Remembrance Laurie Faria Stolarz • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Trickster's Choice Tamora Pierce • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Trickster's Queen Tamora Pierce • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Scorpia Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Inkheart Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Crank Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl Joyce Carol Oates • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Freaky Green Eyes Joyce Carol Oates • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chinese Handcuffs Chris Crutcher • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
You Don't Know Me David Klass • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Body of Christopher Creed Carol Plum-Ucci, Plum-Ucci • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
People of Sparks Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
City of Ember Jeanne Duprau • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

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