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Mrs. C. from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eager Readers Ready to Riot (Part 2)

One to two copies of 36 different books from Barnes and Noble, including Peace Book, How I Became A Pirate, and The Giving Tree, along with take-home tote bags and backpacks from Lakeshore Learning will cost $1069, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,069 goal

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Christopher School in San Jose, CA has a population of 80% Hispanic English Language Learners. Most of our 600 students are on the free or reduced lunch program. I am the teacher in charge of our After-school Homework Center Program. We need books! Reading is required for daily homework, including weekends. Most of our families either don't have transportation or have only one car, so going to the library is difficult. It would be great to have enough books to start a checkout system for our kids. They love to read. We have an Accelerated Reader program in place and the kids are excited about "earning" a sticker, bookmark, or pencil for reading. We recently had a presenter come from San Jose State University to speak to our parents and community about the importance of our children attending college. She stirred up so much excitement! These young families are now looking ahead expecting a promising future. One that they didn't think was possible. Consequently, our children have quite a different attitude toward learning and reading. It's just been great! Please help me provide much needed books, book bags, and prizes to encourage growth at Christopher School.

Mrs. C.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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RR752GRX - Take-Home Backpack - Set of 10 - Green • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 1 $47.50
AA831X - Take-Home Tote Bag - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 1 $47.50
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis,Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $35.00 1 $35.00
Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen from the One and only Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss,Cathy Goldsmith,Janet Schulman (Compiler),Designed by Molly Leach • Barnes and Noble $24.46 2 $48.92
Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time/A Wind in the Door/A Swiftly Tilting Planet/Many Waters Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $18.20 2 $36.40
Rakkety Tam Brian Jacques,David Elliot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.79 1 $16.79
Emeril's There's a Chef in My Family!: Recipes to Get Everybody Cooking Emeril Lagasse,Charles Yuen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.09 1 $16.09
I Already Know I Love You Billy Crystal,Elizabeth Sayles (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy Robert Francis Kennedy,Dennis Nolan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.29 1 $13.29
Peter and the Starcatchers Dave Barry,Ridley Pearson • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD Shel Silverstein • Barnes and Noble $12.59 2 $25.18
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook Shel Silverstein • Barnes and Noble $12.59 2 $25.18
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings Shel Silverstein • Barnes and Noble $12.59 2 $25.18
Light in the Attic Shel Silverstein • Barnes and Noble $12.59 2 $25.18
Thanks and Giving All Year Long Marlo Thomas (Editor),Christopher Cerf (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.56 1 $12.56
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Richard Scarry • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
Lorax Dr. Seuss,Dr. Seuss,Theodore Seuss Geisel • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Dr. Seuss,Jack Prelutsky,Jack Prelutsky,Dr Seuss,Lane Smith (Illustrator),Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.90 2 $23.80
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day Jamie Lee Curtis,Laura Cornell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Mister Seahorse Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Daddy's Girl Garrison Keillor,Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Zen Shorts Jon J. Muth • Barnes and Noble $11.86 2 $23.72
Philadelphia Chickens: A Too-Illogical Zoological Musical Revue Sandra Boynton,Michael Ford • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn,Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator),Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata,Julia Kuskin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Dog Heaven Cynthia Rylant • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Bear Snores On Karma Wilson,Jane Chapman (Illustrator),Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
I Like Myself! Karen Beaumont,David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
How I Became a Pirate Melinda Long,David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Sale William Kotzwinkle,Glenn Murray,Audrey Colman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Diary of a Worm Doreen Cronin,Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Peace Book Todd Parr • Barnes and Noble $11.19 2 $22.38
Kitten's First Full Moon Kevin Henkes • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Everyone Poops Taro Gomi,Amanda M. Stinchecum (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House Series #33) Mary Pope Osborne,Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
GG498 - Lakeshore Reward Stickers Bus • Lakeshore Learning $8.99 2 $17.98
I'm a Big Brother Joanna Cole,Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator),Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I'm a Big Sister Joanna Cole,Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator),Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29

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