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Ms. Gaudiani from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! Our Students Are Devouring Books At An Alarming Rate!

My students need 2-3 copies of 27 books for the school library.

  • $850 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Warning! Students at our middle school, a 5th-8th charter school located in a low income community in California, have caught a bug... a reading bug. They can be found reading, giggling, and furiously page turning in all of our classrooms, at all hours of the day. As the eighth grade English teacher, I am responsible for helping to stock the school library with books that will prove irresistible to students in all grades.

Research shows that the best way to get students to improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary is to READ. In order to read, they must have books which grab them and encourage them to keep going. We have found that books in a series have been exceptional for getting our students' interest, and sustaining it through the series.

We have requested books from some of today's most popular series, including the "Twilight" series, the "Maximum Ride" series, the "39 Clues" series, the "Franny K Stein" series, the "Bailey School Kids" series, the "Goosebumps" series, and the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. These books will significantly enhance the quality of our school library, and therefore improve the reading comprehension and development of our 250 students, across all four grade levels.

Please help our students sustain their momentum! They are becoming avid and voracious readers, and with your help in providing new, high-interest books, our students will ALL become better readers.

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $10.39 2 $20.78
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $10.39 2 $20.78
In Too Deep (39 Clues Series #6) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $10.39 2 $20.78
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 2 $20.72
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 2 $20.72
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #4) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $8.37 2 $16.74
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 2 $20.72
Franny K. Stein's Crate of Danger Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.99 2 $23.98
Twilight Saga Collection Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $53.95 3 $161.85
Zombies Don't Play Soccer (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #15) Debbie Dadey, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator), Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Frantastic Voyage (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #5) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Frandidate (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #7) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Fran with Four Brains (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #6) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Frandidate (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #7), Vol. 7 Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.99 2 $23.98
Angels Don't Know Karate (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #23) Debbie Dadey, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator), Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Dragons Don't Cook Pizza (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #24) Debbie Dadey, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator), With Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows (Bailey School Kid #50) Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Witches Don't Do Back Flips Debbie Dadey, Maya Angelou, With Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Maximum Ride: MAX James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Goosebumps Horrorland Boxed Set #1-4 (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $15.57 2 $31.14
The Black Circle (The 39 Clues Series #5) Patrick Carman • Barnes and Noble $10.39 2 $20.78
One False Note (The 39 Clues Series #2) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $10.39 2 $20.78
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $10.39 2 $20.78

Materials cost

$579.27

Vendor shipping charges

$57.93

State sales tax

$42.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$696.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$152.98

Total project goal

$849.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$849.89

5 Donors

-$822.45

Donations toward project cost

-$696.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$125.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.44

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$0.00

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