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Mrs. Josey from Asheville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Books to Inspire Readers

My students need engaging books that will inspire them to read, help them to learn about other cultures, and give them a chance to see themselves in the stories of these characters.

  • $271 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I school that has a unique population of students from a variety of backgrounds. We are constantly trying to find ways to address the different needs of all of the students in the school.

My students are hard working, eager to learn, and open to learning effective ways to cope with their emotions.

I work with students who are reading below grade-level and need intervention services to help them to grow as readers. Many of my students haven't found a love for reading yet because it has been a struggle for them for so many years. I would like to introduce them to a variety of texts that they are eager to read and excited to talk about with others.

My Project

I will use the books as a part of my small group reading lesson each day for read-aloud for the entire book and by reading a portion of each book to get students interested and curious about finishing the book. The students can then check out the books to read on their own and share their critique of the book with the rest of the group.

My goal is to have a variety of books available so that every child can find a book that they love and are eager to read.

This is critical for some of my reluctant readers who have never fallen in love with a book.

Mrs. Josey
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stephen Curry: Rise of the Star. The inspiring and interesting life story from a struggling young boy to become the legend. Life of Stephen Curry - one of the best basketball shooters in history. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Calling My Name • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Most People • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$183.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.63

Total project goal

$270.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$270.86

2 Donors

-$268.21

Donations toward project cost

-$230.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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