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Ms. Buzzell from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Ms. B's Classroom Library

Help me give my students a love for reading through diverse, entertaining books!

  • $239 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in South Central Los Angeles where I teach English 11 and Journalism. My students are energetic, social, and full of life. These scholars juggle a complicated balance of school, work, family, and life, but they bring their heart into the classroom every day.

In order to become the lifelong learners they are capable of being, I want to provide resources that encourage their curiosity and challenge their understanding of the world around them.

My students have individual passions—from turtles to football to cartoon illustration—that I want to provide opportunities to nurture and grow.

My Project

Books provide students with the unique experience to enter other worlds; they allow students to escape their own difficulties for a while or find inspiration in courageous characters.

My school does not have the ability or space to offer a school-wide library, so I want to bring the joy of reading and books to my students through a classroom library.

Books are the most accessible way to engage with new perspectives and new parts of the world. Additionally, the ability to read critically is one of the biggest indicators of academic success. Providing students with literature that is relevant and exciting to them is imperative. With the small number of new books I have been able to add so far, the excitement in my students surprised even me. Donating to this project allows me to further develop this excitement in reading and support my students in becoming lifelong learners.

Ms. Buzzell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 120 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
I Wish You All the Best • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Identical • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Southland • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Feed • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
The Castle Corona • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Raisin in the Sun • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Puddin' (Dumplin') • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$148.66

Vendor shipping charges

$8.48

State sales tax

$13.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.82

Total project goal

$238.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$238.79

3 Donors

-$225.55

Donations toward project cost

-$202.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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