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Ms. p.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Great Books Needed For a High Needs Classroom Library!

My students need 45new independent reading books to help keep them engaged and interested in reading! The titles include "Great Moments in Basketball History," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck" and "Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different."

My Students

For some of us, it's hard to imagine a world without books. However, many of my students have never had the exposure to fun, engaging books to hook them into reading. That's why this project is so important to me. I'd love to stock my already growing library with new, great titles.

Most of my students come from low-income households and endure many struggles just to get through daily life.

Reading in my class becomes a retreat for them, and often opens their eyes and hearts to school in a new way. Most of my students receive free or reduced lunch and many of them work side jobs and take care of younger siblings in their "free" time.

My Project

If you are able to help me purchase these new books for my library, you'll be helping my students to connect to books in a way many of them never have. They're used to having photocopies of books or boring class sets put before them. They don't see themselves as readers. However, you'd be helping me to get award winning, engaging young adult titles that will change the way they see what it means to be a reader.

There is no greater gift you can give a person than literacy.

By helping me to teach my students to become life-long learners and readers, you're changing the future of our New York City youth. And I thank you for that.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon $22.98 1 $22.98
Sports Illustrated Baseball's Greatest • Amazon $19.77 1 $19.77
How to Go to College Almost for Free • Amazon $16.17 1 $16.17
No Laughter Here • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case • Amazon $13.38 1 $13.38
One Direction: Where We Are: Our Band, Our Story: 100% Official • Amazon $12.86 1 $12.86
Chupacabra • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Ripley's Special Edition 2014 (Ripley's Believe It Or Not Special Edition) • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Chasing Lincoln's Killer • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Glory Be • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon $12.17 1 $12.17
For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever • Amazon $11.58 1 $11.58
Sports Illustrated Almanac 2013 (Sports Illustrated Sports Almanac) • Amazon $10.98 1 $10.98
Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College- How You Can Too! • Amazon $10.98 1 $10.98
So Long, Insecurity Teen Edition • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
National Geographic Student Atlas of the World Third Edition (National Geographic Student Atlas of the World (Quality)) • Amazon $9.32 1 $9.32
Bi-Normal (Gravel Road) • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck • Amazon $8.11 1 $8.11
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Star Wars: Jedi Academy • Amazon $7.79 1 $7.79
November Blues (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Romiette and Julio • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
Day of Tears • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
Kobe Bryant (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon $6.76 1 $6.76
Lebron James (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon $6.76 1 $6.76
Just Another Hero (Jericho Trilogy, The) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
One Crazy Summer • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Chains (Seeds of America) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
The Battle of Jericho (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Iqbal • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Bluford High #14: No Way Out • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Greatest Sports Team Rivalries (Matt Christopher: the #1 Sports Series for Kids) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
World Cup (Matt Christopher Legendary Sports Events) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Like Sisters on the Homefront • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Great Moments in Basketball History (Matt Christopher) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Field with...Peyton and Eli Manning (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Court with...Dwight Howard (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Field with... Alex Rodriguez • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Pretty Ugly (Bluford Series #18) (Bluford High Series #18) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
Breaking Point (Bluford Series #16) (Bluford High Series #16) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08

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