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Mr. Pearce from Middletown OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

College Bound Students Need New Reading Opportunities!

My students need a variety of new novels in many varied genres to enrich our classroom's lending library.

  • $940 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Pushing my lower level readers is a challenge that our school faces everyday. The fact of the matter is that with a little extra help, most of our students who are low level readers are college bound; they just need to work a little harder and be actively engaged.

There are some major impediments to getting the books that our students need to build their reading stamina and fluency.

Our high school's media center has not had funding for the past five years. The titles available to the students are becoming woefully out of date. My own classroom's lending library is full of vibrant reading materials that excite and engage, but there are only so many books to go around.

My Project

I would like to supplement my classroom's lending library for the benefit of my low-level readers. By having exciting new books readily available, my students will have the opportunity to increase their reading levels through the amount of time they spend reading and the types of books they are able to read.

Your help will ensure that these kids are exposed to many different kinds of literature.

It will enrich their lives and prepare them for the world of higher education. Thank you so much for considering my classroom.

Mr. Pearce
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Payback Time Carl Deuker • AKJ BOOKS $10.94 1 $10.94
The Immortals Boxed Set (TP, 1-3): Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland Alyson Noel • AKJ BOOKS $20.51 1 $20.51
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Box Set (4 Books) Heather Brewer • AKJ BOOKS $25.64 1 $25.64
The Fall (Strain Trilogy #2) Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan • AKJ BOOKS $12.81 1 $12.81
Deja Dead (Temperance Brennan Series #1) Kathy Reichs, Kathy Reichs (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan Series #10) Kathy Reichs • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51
CRANK: Crank and Glass Ellen Hopkins • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Tricks Ellen Hopkins • AKJ BOOKS $10.54 1 $10.54
Fallout (Crank Series #3) Ellen Hopkins • AKJ BOOKS $10.54 1 $10.54
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass/Ghosts/The Locked Room Paul Auster, Art Spiegelman (Illustrator), Luc Sante (Introduction) • AKJ BOOKS $10.94 1 $10.94
The Historian Elizabeth Kostova • AKJ BOOKS $9.11 1 $9.11
House Rules Jodi Picoult • AKJ BOOKS $8.43 1 $8.43
The Pact: A Love Story Jodi Picoult • AKJ BOOKS $6.98 1 $6.98
Second Glance Jodi Picoult • AKJ BOOKS $10.72 1 $10.72
Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer Catherine Hardwicke • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
X-Men: Longshot Art Adams (Artist), Ann Nocenti • AKJ BOOKS $18.85 1 $18.85
Whip It! Shauna Cross • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
I Found This Funny: My Favorite Pieces of Humor and Some That May Not Be Funny At All Judd Apatow (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $23.37 1 $23.37
The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection Trenton Lee Stewart • AKJ BOOKS $11.66 1 $11.66
Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set Suzanne Collins • AKJ BOOKS $29.99 1 $29.99
The Twilight Saga Complete Collection Stephenie Meyer • AKJ BOOKS $53.90 1 $53.90
Vampire Academy Boxed Set Richelle Mead • AKJ BOOKS $23.07 1 $23.07
Absolute DC: The New Frontier Darwyn Cooke, Darwyn Cooke (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $60.91 1 $60.91
The Book of Lost Things John Connolly • AKJ BOOKS $11.34 1 $11.34
Going Bovine Libba Bray • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith Deborah Heiligman • AKJ BOOKS $12.95 2 $25.90
Punkzilla Adam Rapp • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 2 $23.22
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973 John Barnes • AKJ BOOKS $12.98 2 $25.96
Nation Terry Pratchett • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume 1: The Pox Party M. T. Anderson • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves M. T. Anderson • AKJ BOOKS $8.19 1 $8.19
One Whole and Perfect Day Judith Clarke • AKJ BOOKS $13.76 2 $27.52
Black Juice Margo Lanagan • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
I Am the Messenger Markus Zusak • AKJ BOOKS $11.59 1 $11.59
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Carolyn Mackler • AKJ BOOKS $12.98 1 $12.98
Y The Last Man Deluxe Edition Book Four Pia Guerra, Brian K. Vaughan • AKJ BOOKS $20.64 1 $20.64
X-Men: Mutant Genesis Jim Lee (Artist), Chris Claremont, John Byrne, Scott Lobdell, Jim Lee • AKJ BOOKS $23.35 1 $23.35
Y the Last Man Deluxe Edition Book Three, Vol. 3 Brian K. Vaughan, Goran Sudzuka • AKJ BOOKS $26.30 1 $26.30
Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Two Bill Willingham, Various (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.63 1 $20.63
Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Various (Artist), Jen Van Meter • AKJ BOOKS $14.17 1 $14.17
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares David Levithan, Rachel Cohn • AKJ BOOKS $9.43 1 $9.43
Bright Young Things Anna Godbersen • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Vixen (The Flappers Series #1) Jillian Larkin • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30

Materials cost

$752.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$798.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.97

Total project goal

$939.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$939.79

13 Donors

-$898.87

Donations toward project cost

-$798.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.92

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$0.00

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