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  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Madsen
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Cross the Finish Line: Finish the Series

My students need 22 new books to complete series I have in my library and favorite titles lost from my shelf. The titles include "The Fault in Our Stars," "Why I Fight" and "City of Lost Souls."

My Students

I have my own classroom library, mostly funded from my own pocket, but getting students to read is a challenge.

Most of my students have never read an entire book, and they are in 9th grade.

They see reading as a chore. However, it is a requirement to read a book a month in my class, so I have gotten some to realize there are good books out there. At a title one school with parents who are not educated themselves, they have not been exposed to books very often.

My Project

Any time I bring in a new book, summarize the plot, .and put it on my shelf, students start checking it out. Many students have started the series, but I do not have the rest of the series, and they have been begging me for them. I want to provide them with these books as it is rare to hear my students actually beg for books. The books I have requested that are not part of a series are books that deal with topics my students have expressed an interest in.

I have spent a lot of my own money on books, so I can not provide them these titles, but the fact that I have students requesting these titles is a miracle.

They actually want to read, so I need your help putting these books in their hands.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
City of Lost Souls • AKJ Books $16.05 1 $16.05
Beautiful Redemption • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Sever • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
UnSouled • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Awaken • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Fever • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Why I Fight J. Adams Oaks • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Selection • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Underworld • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Death Cure • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Beautiful Darkness • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Beautiful Chaos • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
UnWholly • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Rot & Ruin • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Return Man • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Hip-Hop High School Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Reality Check Peter Abrahams • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Season • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
What Happened to Cass McBride? Gail Giles • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Flash Burnout • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Twisted Window Lois Duncan, Delacorte • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$191.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.06

Total project goal

$280.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.42

8 Donors

-$220.72

Donations toward project cost

-$195.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.86

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

Project Activity

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