You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Burlick from Rockaway NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Books!

My students need high interest books that they can access that will rejuvenate their love of reading and improve their skills.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students range from 9-12th graders who are struggling readers due to a multitude of reasons. Many come into high school not having a love of reading because of failed experiences and lack of engagement. We want to build a classroom library that fosters a love of reading and inspires students to make independent reading choices in order to spark their interest.

We would like to find books that are of high interest at a variety of reading levels.

We know that when our students walk in and see all of these differentiated texts, they will know that their teachers are invested in their lifelong education.

My Project

Our students don't always connect with the classic literature in our curriculum; however, when they pick up a book like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, we know that they will relate to a teenager trying to navigate the everyday struggles of high school. We also know that whole class instruction is not beneficial for every student. The books in our order will be individualized for each student here.

Our students will connect to the characters in these modern, high-interest novels and see the true benefits of becoming well-read when they participate in both independent reading and book club settings.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Burlick is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 4 $58.28
Water for Elephants • AKJ Education $13.46 4 $53.84
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • AKJ Education $11.68 4 $46.72
The Secret Life of Bees • AKJ Education $11.68 4 $46.72
Life of Pi A Novel • AKJ Education $11.64 4 $46.56
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Education $10.94 4 $43.76
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 4 $42.96
The House of the Scorpion • AKJ Education $8.75 4 $35.00
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 4 $32.08
13 Reasons Why • AKJ Education $8.02 4 $32.08
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 4 $28.52

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Rockaway","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5480995],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3371666,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Burlick","authorIds":{"5480995":{"owner":"Mrs. Burlick","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3371666],"proposalHash":"-225217259","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21204344,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5480995,"schoolCounty":"Morris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}