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Mr. Ohl from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Confidence for Kids

The cost of 46 different books from Amazon, including Coach Carter, Go Ask Alice, Breaking Through, and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, and a subscription to Teen Newsweek is $999, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $975 goal

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I teach 6th grade mathematics at M.S. 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology. We are a new middle school in what was the worst school in NYC. Before we moved into the building there were serious problems with gang violence and even a shooting outside of the school. Over 95% of our students receive free lunches from the federal government indicating a high level of poverty. Many of our students suffer a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Middle school years are a difficult time for any adolescent but imagine if you had few positive role models and few places to turn for support. Our school does not have a library and we have only a minimum of books. The books we do have do not reflect heroes or characters that are culturally or racially like our children. Our students need to read stories and books about people who face adversity and succeed. I have compiled a list of books that would help strengthen our students' confidence. Please fund this grant and give our students a helping hand in their journey towards a productive adulthood. Thank you for your support.

Mr. Ohl
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens • $45.90 1 $45.90
Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps for Success • $23.60 1 $23.60
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship (Chicken Soup for the Soul) • $22.40 1 $22.40
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the • $22.20 1 $22.20
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul) • $22.20 1 $22.20
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters - Letters of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the • $22.20 1 $22.20
Voices from the Fields : Children of Migrant Farmworkers Tell Their Stories • $21.95 1 $21.95
Life Strategies for Teens • $21.30 1 $21.30
Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out : The Anger Management Book • $18.90 1 $18.90
Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul : Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter in the World o • $16.32 1 $16.32
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide • $15.95 1 $15.95
Monster • $15.30 1 $15.30
TEEN SUCCESS HANDBOOK • Nasco $15.30 1 $15.30
Bad Boy: A Memoir • $15.25 1 $15.25
Every Time a Rainbow Dies (Amistad) • $15.25 1 $15.25
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul - 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids, ages 10 • $15.10 1 $15.10
The Seven Best Things Smart Teens Do • $15.10 1 $15.10
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff : Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned (Chick • $14.93 1 $14.93
Money Hungry (Jump at the Sun) • $14.30 1 $14.30
Before We Were Free (Pura Belpre Medal Book Narrative (Awards)) • $14.30 1 $14.30
The Young Landlords • $14.15 1 $14.15
Hush • $14.15 1 $14.15
Soulfire • $14.15 1 $14.15
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Teens • $14.11 1 $14.11
145th Street : Short Stories (Laurel Leaf Books) • $13.55 1 $13.55
Double Dutch • $13.15 1 $13.15
How Tia Lola Came to Stay • $13.00 1 $13.00
Esperanza Rising • $13.00 1 $13.00
Birdland • $11.87 1 $11.87
No Place to Be : Voices of Homeless Children • $11.56 1 $11.56
Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books) • $11.53 1 $11.53
The Skin I'm in • $11.32 1 $11.32
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II: 101 More Stories of Life, Love and Learning • AKJ Educational Services $11.30 1 $11.30
The First Part Last (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner) • $11.17 1 $11.17
Spring Pearl: The Last Flower (Girls of Many Lands (Paperback)) • $11.15 1 $11.15
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement • $10.88 1 $10.88
Who Am I Without Him? : Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives (Coretta Scott King Au • $10.87 1 $10.87
The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook • $10.85 1 $10.85
The Legend of Buddy Bush (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books) • $10.85 1 $10.85
Breaking Through • $10.20 1 $10.20
Go Ask Alice • $9.75 1 $9.75
Felita • $9.75 1 $9.75
I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust • $9.75 1 $9.75
Teen Newsweek • Weekly Reader $8.25 1 $8.25
Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot (Girls of Many Lands) • $7.95 1 $7.95
Coach Carter (Amistad) • $5.39 1 $5.39
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook (The 7 Habits) • $4.50 10 $45.00

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