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Ms. P. from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drop Everything and Read!

Help me give my students book titles that will interest them and motivate them to read every day.

  • $1,073 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they are here, and they are ready to learn and succeed. Many of my students have not seen success in the large comprehensive high school in our district and have turned to us for that success. With smaller class sizes, a focus on individual instruction, and a goal of improving literacy skills, students have every opportunity to meet their full potentials.

My Project

Students school-wide spend 10 minutes a day engaged in silent reading. They are allowed to read any title that they choose. It's important for students to have access to high-interest titles to help them stay engaged and motivated.

Our students often struggle with reading, and we believe giving students time to read will help improve not only their attitudes toward reading but also their skills.

We also have a high population of long-term English learners. We are hoping to engage students in reading and, hopefully, get these students reclassified before they graduate.

Students are always asking for specific titles, and, with budgets tight, I'm hoping this project for books will get funded so students can read the books that they have asked for.

Ms. P.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
The Legend Trilogy • Amazon Business $37.52 1 $37.52
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.60 3 $28.80
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $13.26 2 $26.52
China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.82 2 $19.64
The Outsider: A Novel • Amazon Business $18.24 1 $18.24
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.11 2 $18.22
Needful Things: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
American Gods: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $7.94 2 $15.88
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $7.91 2 $15.82
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Kill Creek • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hard Time: Locked Up Abroad • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren (The Paranormal Investigators Featured in the Film "The Conjuring") • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Ghost Hunters: True Stories from the World's Most Famous Demonologists • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wildcard (Warcross) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Pride • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Werewolf: A True Story of Demonic Possession • Amazon Business $12.04 1 $12.04
Norse Mythology • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Body • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Snitch • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Takedown • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Haunted: One Family's Nightmare • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
Street Pharm • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
Cinder • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tyrell • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Heat • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tequila Worm • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
The Big Field • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Restart • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16
Girls Like Me (Bluford High Series #21) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$796.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$72.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$911.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.91

Total project goal

$1,072.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,072.75

1 Donor

-$1,072.75

Donations toward project cost

-$911.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.91

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$0.00

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