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Ms. S. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of the reading books that include Chinese Cinderella: True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis & That Was Then, This Is Now S. E. Hinton is $533, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am the new 7th grade English teacher at KIPP STAR College Prep Charter School, which is located in Harlem. Eighty-six percent of our students receive free or reduced price lunches. At KIPP STAR, students attend school from 7:15 until 5 pm Monday through Friday. They also attend school every other Saturday and during the summer. These extended school hours are part of our effort to do whatever it takes to allow students to climb the mountain to college. KIPP STAR opened with a fifth grade in 2003. Now, in our third year of operation, we have added a seventh grade. This means that we also need to add a seventh grade classroom library. Statistics show kids who read more consistently achieve more academically. Experience has taught me that the best way to invest students in reading is to provide them with engaging books. For this reason, I am asking for a collection of classroom library books, which will be purchased from Barnes and Noble. I selected these books based on my prior experience teaching 7th grade reading, my research on the reading lists at top middle schools, and my desire to both challenge and engage my students. I know that, with a collection of challenging and engaging classroom library books, I will be able to run a successful reading workshop. I see these books as essential to my students' success in English class this year and, ultimately, to their chances of being admitted to the finest high schools and colleges.

Ms. S.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eldest/Eragon: Box Set Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $27.96 1 $27.96
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator), Mary GrandPr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Sea of Trolls Nancy Farmer • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Pendragon Boxed Set: The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War D. J. MacHale • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists Book I Joshua Mowll, Julek Heller (Illustrator), Niroot Puttapipat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Autobiography of My Dead Brother Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Heartbeat Sharon Creech • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuskin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Carolyn Mackler • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide Series #1) Douglas Adams • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
That Was Then, This Is Now S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
True Believer Virginia Euwer Wolff, Russell Gordon, Russell Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
City of the Beasts (Alexander Cold Series) Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Inkheart Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Body of Christopher Creed Carol Plum-Ucci, Plum-Ucci • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio Judith Ortiz Cofer • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chinese Cinderella: True Story of an Unwanted Daughter Adeline Yen Mah • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Whale Talk Chris Crutcher • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Face on the Milk Carton Caroline B. Cooney, Berridge • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Warriors Don't Cry Melba Patillo Pattillo Beals, Anne Greenberg (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Surviving the Applewhites Stephanie S. Tolan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Am the Cheese Robert Cormier, Craig Virden (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Moves Make the Man Bruce Brooks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rumble Fish S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Am I without Him? Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of a Child Who Learned to Survive Jennings Michael Burch • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
No More Dead Dogs Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Come A Stranger Cynthia Voigt • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hush Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Heaven Angela Johnson, John Jude Palencar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Romiette and Julio Sharon Mills Draper, Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Glory Field Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida Victor Martinez, Steve Scott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Zach's Lie Roland Smith • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Battle of Jericho Sharon Mills Draper, Eric Bascoul • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Companions of the Night Vivian Velde, Vivian Vande Velde, Krista Marino (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Tom Clancy's Net Force: Virtual Vandals Created by Tom Clancy, Created by Steve R. Pieczenik • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

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