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Mr. Ohl from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of 30 different books from Amazon, including Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and Egyptology, is $423, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach 6th grade mathematics at M.S. 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology. Our school is a new school housed in what was the worst school in NYC. Before we moved in there were serious gang problems and a shooting outside of the school. Over 95% of our students receive free lunches indicating their dire poverty. One of the most serious impediments to our students' learning is the absence of books in their lives. Most of the students cannot afford books and only have access to the books in our homerooms. Our school does not have a place for a library and we don't have the funding for one even if there was a free classroom. Our students need books to read. I have spent time asking them what kind of books they are interested in. I have purchased some of the books on my own at library book sales and from stores. However, even with my purchases our students have only a minimal selection to choose from. Our students have so much promise but to convert their hardwork into success they need the resources to succeed. We desperately need your help to purchase books that will get students excited about reading and help them learn how to become better readers and writers. Thank your for your wonderful support.

Mr. Ohl
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Child's Anthology Of Poetry • $14.96 1 $14.96
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Great Illustrated Classics) • $14.52 1 $14.52
Dr. Ernest Drake's Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons • $13.59 1 $13.59
Egyptology • $13.59 3 $40.77
True to the Game: A Teri Woods Fable • $13.45 1 $13.45
Scary Stories Boxed Set [BOX SET] • $12.22 1 $12.22
Kids Pick The Funniest Poems • $11.56 1 $11.56
Eyewitness: Baseball • $11.19 1 $11.19
Eyewitness Pirate (Eyewitness Books) • $10.87 1 $10.87
Eyewitness: Football (Eyewitness Books) • $10.87 1 $10.87
Submarine (Eyewitness Books) • $10.87 1 $10.87
Eyewitness: Money • $10.87 1 $10.87
Eyewitness: Mythology • $10.87 1 $10.87
The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook • $10.85 1 $10.85
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) [BOX SET] • $10.85 1 $10.85
One Hundred Years of Poetry for Children • $10.46 1 $10.46
The Prophet • $10.20 1 $10.20
Teen Love: A Journal on Relationships (Teen Love Series) • $9.71 1 $9.71
Push : A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) • $8.96 1 $8.96
Gossip Girl #1 : A Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar • $8.09 1 $8.09
Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up • $8.06 1 $8.06
A Swiftly Tilting Planet • $6.50 1 $6.50
Twins • $5.39 1 $5.39
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase • $5.39 1 $5.39
Flight Number 116 Is Down (Point) • $5.39 1 $5.39
How to Draw Dragon Ball Z • $4.99 1 $4.99

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