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Ms. Garcia from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feed our Minds! We are Hungry for Books!

Help me give my students the Harry Potter, Percy Jackson series and more!

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students have an extended school day and an extended school year. They are taught the Common Core standards through a vigorous and rounded curriculum. Every student takes math, science, English, history, physical education, and enrichment. Students participate in a variety of extracurricular opportunities and events throughout the year, including clubs. Moreover, the majority of our students attend our after-school program to get homework help and tutoring.

Our students come to school in an open and caring environment.

We celebrate learning and success in our school. They are so eager to come to school every day. I just want them to get what they came for--an excellent education!

My Project

As a middle school teacher, I aim to inspire students to become lifelong readers. I share my passion for reading and how books have transformed my life. This donation will turn our limited classroom library into a reading buffet. My students' brains will water as they discover the many delicious options. Certainly, they will want to try it all! Reading reminds my students that they are scholars.

As they read, they will acquire new vocabulary enabling them to express themselves confidently in their second language (orally and through writing).

As they become more proficient in English, they will be able to think more critically about what they read and evaluate literature at a higher level. This project will help my students go from good to great academically and personally. I want all my students, including English Language Learners and Special Education to be proficient or advanced in English. Knowledge is power!

Ms. Garcia
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 65 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $65.04 1 $65.04
The Inheritance Cycle (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $41.87 1 $41.87
Divergent (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $38.14 1 $38.14
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Maximum Ride (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $25.43 1 $25.43

Materials cost

$200.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.42

Total project goal

$296.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.13

2 Donors

-$148.06

Donations toward project cost

-$125.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.21

match offer

-$148.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.21

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$0.00

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