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Ms. Peterson from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books Create Lifelong Readers

My students need a wide array of books to catch their attention and get them reading!

  • $2,306 goal

This project expired on July 25, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from Newark, NJ, a town that is more well known for its violence and crime than its potential and community. Many of the students in my class have faced challenges in their lifetime that other students won't ever experience, but this doesn't stop them. It only makes them more determined.

My students will be the ones who change the narrative about Newark.

Are you looking for the 27 most hardworking and persistent kids around? You've come to the right place. When another classmate is in need, they are quick to lend a hand. They ask and answer deep and meaningful questions and are eager to engage with real-world problems. They stop at nothing to use facts, text evidence, and deep analysis to answer questions. They will change the world.

My Project

Do you remember the first time you were dazzled by a book? Did you lean into the wizarding world of Harry Potter? Laugh at a Series of Unfortunate Events? Get caught up solving a crime with Nancy Drew? My students deserve to fall head over heels in love with a book!

With the help of brand new high-interest books, my students will fall even more deeply in love with reading.

As Nelson Mandela says, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In our classroom, BOOKS are the most powerful way for us to grow our brains and change the world. Our classroom has a limited library and with knowledge hungry fourth graders around, our books get devoured quickly.

While we grow our skills in reading comprehension, fluency and our love for reading, we need exciting books to lose ourselves in! We are asking for exciting books like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, STAT, Captain Underpants, Dog Man and many more.

Ms. Peterson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME FOR KIDS® Informational Text Grade 4 Readers 30-Book Set (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $329.70 1 $329.70
10 Prize-Winning TOON Graphics for Middle Grade • AKJ Education $129.82 1 $129.82
Guided Reading Collection: Level T Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $123.33 1 $123.33
Guided Reading Collection: Level P Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $100.12 1 $100.12
Dork Diaries Books 1-11 (Plus 3 1/2): Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries ... Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10; Dork Diaries 11 • Amazon Business $98.84 1 $98.84
Guided Reading Collection: Level O Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $96.38 1 $96.38
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box Set Collection (10 Books) • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
The Roald Dahl Collection • Amazon Business $49.94 1 $49.94
A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.62 3 $34.86
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set • Amazon Business $25.91 1 $25.91
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $23.77 1 $23.77
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona / Ramona the Pest / Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father [4 Book Box set] • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Ramona Collection, Vol. 2: Ramona Quimby, Age 8 / Ramona and Her Mother / Ramona Forever / Ramona's World • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Scholastic Year in Sports 2018 • Amazon Business $6.86 2 $13.72
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2 (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Martin Luther King • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Henry and Ribsy Box Set: Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Ribsy • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Pashmina • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Big Book of WHO Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
The Magic Misfits • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Inventions That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Dork Diaries 11 • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
History Year by Year • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
On the Court with...LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies) • Amazon Business $4.55 2 $9.10
The Adventurers Guild • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
House of Robots • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Awkward • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
The Digestive System (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: A Friendship to Remember • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Girl's Best Friend (A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Tornadoes and Hurricanes! (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Basketball • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
The Solar System (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Caterflies and Ice (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Monsters and Mold (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Tail of Emily Windsnap • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Storm Rescues) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Merhorses and Bubbles (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Like Magic • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Monster High: Adventures of the Ghoul Squad: Happy Howlidays, Ghouls!: The Junior Novel • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Play Basketball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips (Play Like the Pros (Sports Illustrated for Kids)) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Places Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Kids Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Pippi Longstocking • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

Materials cost

$1,901.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,959.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$345.82

Total project goal

$2,305.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,305.48

1 Donor

-$2,305.48

Donations toward project cost

-$1,959.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$345.82

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$0.00

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