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Ms. Dobney from Groton CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Readers

Help me give my students new diverse books that reflect their unique interests!

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are avid readers who simply love books. Our classroom is full of diverse learners with a vast array of interests. There is nothing better than the genuine excitement they have when I introduce a new book! They love discussing and sharing their books with each other. Some of our favorites books never make their way back to the shelves.

My students have worked so hard to push themselves and they deserve some fresh books to reinvigorate their love of reading!

They cannot wait to get their hands on a beautiful new book.

My Project

These books will further diversify our classroom library and keep our readers enthusiastic about books. Many of these books belong to series that my students already love, so they are guaranteed to fly off the shelves!

Refreshing our library with new, diverse, high-interest books keeps the magic of reading alive in our classroom.

The freedom to choose high-interest books is essential in developing a child's identity as a reader. These new books will provide true joy to well-deserving children.

Finally, many of these books feature characters of color and strong female characters. It is important that students see themselves reflected in the books they read, so my mission is to keep my library as diverse as possible!

Ms. Dobney
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.22 1 $19.22
The Mia Mayhem Collection: Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!; Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly!; Mia Mayhem vs. The Super Bully; Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky this Way Comes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pedro Goes Buggy • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Tricky Tower • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro and the Shark • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Mia Mayhem vs. the Mighty Robot (6) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Stanley and the Magic Lamp (Flat Stanley) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Friends Rock: An Acorn Book (Unicorn and Yeti #3): An Acorn Book • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Brute-Cake: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
On Top of the World (Pedro) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro's Monster • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro's Big Break • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Major Monster Mess (6) (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Little Grumpy Cat that Wouldn't (Grumpy Cat) (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Super Rabbit All-Stars!: A Branches Book (Press Start!) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Boa Constructor: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Night of the Zombie Zookeeper (4) (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Pass the Ball, Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Speedah-Cheetah: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #3) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Four • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Robo-Rabbit Boy, Go!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #7) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Surf's Up!: An Acorn Book (Moby Shinobi and Toby Too!) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
The Land of the Spring Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #14) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Fly Guy Presents: The White House (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Weather (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Snakes (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Castles (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Garbage and Recycling (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Sleepwalking Snowman (7) (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Monster Trucks (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Police Officers (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Firefighters (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Insects (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ninja at the Pet Shop (Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Moby Shinobi) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #5) • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Two • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) (6) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

Materials cost

$242.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$276.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.76

Total project goal

$325.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.08

6 Donors

-$162.19

Donations toward project cost

-$138.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.73

match offer

-$162.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$137.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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