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Ms. Tam from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Filling Classroom Library With Brand New Books

Help me give my students a new classroom library with fun and exciting books.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are at a dual-language Mandarin and English school located in a high-poverty area. Most of them are Mandarin speakers and are first-generation Americans. They are bright, hard-working, motivated, and are on different levels of ELA when they come to my classroom.

Curious, enthusiastic, and creative - my students are eager to immerse themselves in any kind of challenge.

They are fearless when it comes to learning and are gleeful with their accomplishments. They both support and challenge each other every day but come to school ready to learn.

My Project

These books will enhance my print-rich classroom that I strive to create. The classroom library is a place that many of my students enjoy, when they have completed their work, they will choose a book from there. Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I have known some of my students for over a year and I know these are book they will enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.They will also choose books that interest them and will help them be strong readers.

My students have shown enormous interest in independent reading and this will help enrich their experience with printed words.

Ms. Tam
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Never Missing, Never Found • Amazon Business $39.50 1 $39.50
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon Business $24.91 1 $24.91
Hiaasen 4-Book Trade Paperback Box Set (Chomp, Flush, Hoot, Scat) • Amazon Business $24.40 1 $24.40
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Eleven • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Between Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
NEED • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Legend • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Deenie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Girl, Stolen: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
11 Birthdays: A Wish Novel (Willow Falls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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