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Ms. K.C. Boyd from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Contactless Summer Reading Experience

Help me give my students great books to read for their personal libraries during in-person learning for my summer school library program.

  • $1,236 goal

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My Students

I serve a spirited group of students at my 6th-8th grade middle school as their school librarian. My students are funny, curious and very opinionated. They represent a range of neighborhoods and wards from across Washington D.C. Over 3/4 of the students served qualify for the federal free-lunch program.

My students are voracious readers who enjoy books that represent subjects where they can be entertained, learn and grow as individuals.

Since March of 2020, my students began using ebooks virtually as an alternative to print books.

The acquisition of these eBooks have helped greatly during the mandatory quarantine. Despite this, my students still desire print books and would like to add them to their personal libraries at home. My students desire to learn more about current social challenges that are taking place in our society and how they can contribute to help incite change.

My Project

Our 6th grade students are excited to return to school for a special in-person summer bridge program. Through my library they will be introduced to middle school leisure reading books for enjoyment. This grant will help fulfill this need.

I would like to provide free books for leisure reading that they will enjoy and keep that will be used during the summer program.

These books will be provided in a contactless environment and will be given to the students for them to keep. The books range in reading levels to ensure all students regardless of reading ability will have a great book to read.

Ms. K.C. Boyd
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 390 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries Books 1 - 12 Collection Set by Rachel Renee Russell (Party Time, Popstar, Dear Dork, Tv Star, Drama Queen, Puppy Love, Crush Catastrophe & MORE!) • Amazon Business $42.95 2 $85.90
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $57.66 1 $57.66
Hilo: The Great Big Box (Books 1-6) • Amazon Business $49.19 1 $49.19
When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $15.29 3 $45.87
The Big Nate Collection Series 8 Books Box Set by Lincoln Peirce (Boy with the Biggest Head in the World, Strikes Again, On a Roll, Goes for Broke, Flips Out, In the Zone, Lives it Up & Blasts Off) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
TS526 Rainbow Scratch Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 4 $35.96
The Crossover Series 3 Books Collection Set by Kwame Alexander (The Crossover, Booked & Rebound) • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy (1) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Kristy’s Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #1): A Graphix Book (Revised edition): Full-Color Edition (1) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.64 3 $25.92
Real Friends (Friends, 1) • Amazon Business $8.41 3 $25.23
SEK834035 TacoScented Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 4 $23.96
Parachutes • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Smile, Sisters, and Guts: The Box Set • Amazon Business $18.53 1 $18.53
Life Cycles: Everything from Start to Finish • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Chlorine Sky • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
If Dominican Were a Color • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Lupe Wong Won't Dance • Amazon Business $16.02 1 $16.02
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Love Is a Revolution • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Gabe & His Green Thumb • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Magic and Mystery of Trees • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Stella Díaz Dreams Big (Stella Diaz, 3) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
SEK834039 WatermelonScented Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
SEK834036 PineappleScented Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
SEK834030 StrawberryScented Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
Allergic: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Class Act • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Stargazing • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story, 1) • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Twins: A Graphic Novel (1) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
When Stars Are Scattered • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Stella Díaz Never Gives Up (Stella Diaz, 2) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) (Tristan Strong, 1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
New Kid • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Dog Man: Mothering Heights: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #10) (10) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Some Places More Than Others • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Drama • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Becoming Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $6.27 1 $6.27
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Sisters • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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