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Ms. Michalek from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Fill Our Bookshelves!

Help me give my students new books to fuel their passion for reading

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school is in a low-income, urban setting. Students come from diverse backgrounds. We have many English Language Learners and special needs students. This is just part of what makes our school so special.

My favorite thing about my students is how eager they are to learn.

School is a safe space where they can explore their potential. My job is to teach students to read and write but they do so much more when they walk through that door. They collaborate, they struggle, and they learn that with hard work they can grow as students and people.

My Project

My classroom library is my pride and joy but it has seen better days. Over the years books go missing or just become outdated. My students have enjoyed reading a lot this year but have requested some new books to spice up our classroom library.

All of these books have been requested by students in my classes.

These are the types of books, authors, and series they want to read. Students who have access to high-interest books are more likely to find something they enjoy.

My goal this year is to fill my classroom library to its former glory. My dream is to have plenty of new titles, a variety of genres and reading levels, and books that my students are excited to read. Please help us fill our shelves!

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raina Telgemeier Collection • Amazon Business $28.25 1 $28.25
The Top 10 of Everything in Sports (Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 Lists) • Amazon Business $17.57 1 $17.57
Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer: Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
DK Eyewitness Books: Universe: Marvel at the beauty of the universe from our solar system to galaxies in the fa • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
DK Eyewitness Books: Dog: Learn all about dogs from wolves and jackals to family pets and show dogs • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Fear Street Super Thriller: Nightmares: (2 Books in 1: The Dead Boyfriend; Give me a K-I-L-L) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
The Wrong Number (Fear Street, No. 5) • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
The Haunted Car (Classic Goosebumps #30) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90

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