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Ms. Almanza from Antelope CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Books!

Help me give my students access to books so they can read! We have chosen books to add to our classroom library.

  • $551 goal

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My Students

It gives me great joy to introduce you to the outstanding students in our classroom family. At this very moment, future YouTube stars, teachers, professional athletes, and engineers are sitting in our room. They have excelled at demonstrating kindness and work hard to learn to be good friends to one another. Many of them have endure difficult situations and still greet me with a smile.

My students love to read.

They come from many different cultures and upbringings. We have chosen books to serve as "windows and mirrors." The "mirror" books represent their culture or home life. They are able to see themselves in the characters and events explained in the stories and have an instant connection to literature. Other books serve as windows and represent cultures and lifestyles far from their own. In this way, we build empathy and broaden our understanding of the world around us.

My Project

Imagine a school where everyone loves to read. A place where students are so excited about books that they cheer when it is time for reading. My goal is to instill a passion for literature so deep that it remain rooted for the rest of their lives. Developing lifelong independent readers is essential because students who read become adults who think. In order to achieve our goal, we need books added to our classroom library.

By donating to this project you will provide our 5th grade classroom with access to books and allow them the opportunity to fall in love with reading.

I believe that reading can change the lives of children and, in turn, change the course of the world. Please help my to surround my students with books and generate excitement about their reading.

Ms. Almanza
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Imagine • Amazon Business $12.14 2 $24.28
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Pax • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Merci Suárez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Elephant • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Front Desk • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Wall in the Middle of the Book • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
The Wall in the Middle of the Book • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Sanity & Tallulah • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55

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