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Ms. Zangrilli from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Launch the 2nd Annual SUPER Reading Marathon!

The cost of 36 books is $445, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

The New York State education standards for middle school require students to read 25 books in one year. I hold tremendously high expectations for my scholars and have set a goal for them to read 50 books in one year. Last year I kicked off the Great Reading Marathon and was able to successfully motivate my students to read 10 books each in one month. With your help, this year the marathon will be even bigger. As a new year teacher, I am limited to the books that I inherited from other teachers and the ones that I picked up at stoop sales. While I have introduced my students to the library and begged and borrowed from other teachers, my library just isn't up to par when it comes to how hard my students are working. I need your help! I want to kick it off the SUPER READING MARATHON with a bang! Students will read 15 books each in three months! I want them to have enough books to keep them invested in that marathon goal. My 8th grade girls are reading almost a book a week and my seventh grade boys are incredibly motivated to read when I can find books that interest them. Help me maintain the feeling of achievement and success that my students have been feeling. Help me keep them invested in our goal. Help me inspire enthusiasm, initiative and a genuine love for reading that only comes from reading books you really, truly love. Help me help them.

Ms. Zangrilli
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scary Stories: Boxed Set Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.17 1 $16.17
Sea of Trolls Nancy Farmer • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Kingdom Keepers Ridley Pearson • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Boxset 1-4 Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Inkspell Cornelia Funke • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children Caroline Kennedy • Barnes and Noble $13.96 1 $13.96
The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? Melissa Kantor • 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
Lunch Money Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Twilight Stephanie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Whales on Stilts: M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales M. T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuskin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Rebel Angels Libba Bray • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
13 Little Blue Envelopes Maureen Johnson • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Bone: Out from Boneville Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Invasion of the Boy Snatchers Lisi Harrison • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Bone: The Great Cow Race Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Travel Team Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman, Eric Beddows (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dicey's Song Cynthia Voigt, Designed by O'Lanso Gabbidon • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Go Ask Alice Anonymous, Beatrice Sparks (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman, Peter S s (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The View From Saturday E. L. Konigsburg • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg, E.L. Konigsburg, Broekel, E. L. Konigsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X Bruce Coville, Patricia MacDonald (Editor), Katherine Coville (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Aliens Ate My Homework Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
My Teacher Glows in the Dark Bruce Coville, Patricia MacDonald (Editor), John Pierard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream P. Haining • Barnes and Noble $4.48 1 $4.48
Fat Men From Space Daniel Manus Pinkwater, Daniel M. Pinkwater (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
It Came from Beneath the Bed! James Howe, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter, Vol. 5 Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteriod 6! James Howe, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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