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Mrs. Petrucci from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Continuing Our Reading Voyage!

Help me give my students more of the books and genres they've requested.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are primarily freshmen and sophomores, and most of them don't like reading. As an English class, we are trying to make reading more enjoyable for students by switching up their text options for in-class reading. They are an eclectic group in many ways, and I need interesting texts to fit their interests and grab their attention.

Our school is a magnet school made up of students who come from a long list of surrounding towns, but there is also a large percentage of inner-city students.

My Project

My students do not have access to a school library, and in order to find what they enjoy reading, they need reading materials. I want my students to have the opportunity to read texts of their choice at the beginning of class so they can make connections between their books and the texts we are reading together in class.

I want my students to have a wide variety of genres and authors from which to choose, and I think exposure to as many texts as possible will only foster their appreciation of reading.

Essentially, my hope is to provide more poetry, Spanish, non-fiction, and graphic novels for my students who are just getting into reading. I have many students from urban areas who come from Spanish-speaking homes. Some of my students are just beginning to learn English. I hate to see them frustrated because they have so much trouble translating in their heads. I'm afraid that they will become so upset that they will start to hate English.

Mrs. Petrucci
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EL DIARIO DE MYRIAM (Myriam's Diary) • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Mi plan D • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Gone with the Wind: 75th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Fallout • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
You Are Not Here • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Girl in Translation • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
After the Kiss • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Prisionera de la noche • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $11.87 1 $11.87
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
A Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.17 1 $11.17
La isla de los delfines azules (Island Of The Blue Dolphins) • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross • AKJ Education $10.00 1 $10.00
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf A Choreopoem • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Black Like Me • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Avengers Disassembled • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
New Avengers - Volume 5 Civil War • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Falling Hard 100 Love Poems by Teenagers • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dracula • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
True Love, the Sphinx, and Other Unsolvable Riddle • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Growing Wings • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
They Came From Below • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

Materials cost

$234.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$267.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.25

Total project goal

$315.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.00

5 Donors

-$168.00

Donations toward project cost

-$142.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.20

match offer

-$147.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$124.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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