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Ms. Nord from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give a Book a Home

Help me give my students a classroom library! We need book shelves to give our growing book collection a place to live!

  • $348 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are brilliant and creative. I teach 9th grade English and Ethnic Studies at an Oakland public high school. My students are incredibly diverse and bring in a wealth of language and literacy skills often under-recognized by traditional schooling systems.

In English we learn to recognize and value the cultural assets each member of our classroom community brings to school with them and also to code-switch to use academic English effectively as needed.

In Ethnic Studies we look at history together critically and my students discuss issues of power and difference both close to home and in solidarity with others.

My Project

As an English teacher, one of my main goals is getting students to read! Establishing a classroom library will make incorporating student-choice into everyday reading possible. I already have one project aimed toward gaining more books, now I need a place for those books to land!

I want to give my students a classroom they feel proud and excited to learn in.

Freshman year is a critical time when students determine how they see themselves as learners for the rest of their high school careers. My students deserve the opportunity to see themselves as strong readers.

Unfortunately, our school does not have a working library - we have no librarian nor the ability to check out books. Establishing an age-appropriate, culturally-relevant classroom library is essential to student success. Help me make my little classroom library a reality!

Ms. Nord
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hayden 3-Shelf Standard Bookcase, Cherry (9614016P) • Staples Advantage $59.99 4 $239.96

Materials cost

$239.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$295.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.15

Total project goal

$347.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$347.67

1 Donor

-$174.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.10

match offer

-$173.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$147.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.05

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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