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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 2 boxed sets, 2 copies of 7 different titles, and 1 copy of 13 different titles such as Romiette and Julio, The Moves Make the Man, and That was Then, This is Now from Barnes and Nobles is $334, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on May 20, 2006.

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I tell my students that, just as a person who plays basketball everyday becomes a better basketball player, a person who reads everyday becomes a better reader. My past experience has shown that kids who read every day make huge reading gains by the end of the year. The main way in which I can encourage my students to read a lot is to provide them with books that they will love. While I taught at my Teach for America placement school, I purchased novels for my students on a weekly basis. I invested a great deal of money in my classroom library because I knew that the kids wouldn't read if they didn't like the books. I am now teaching 7th grade English 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. I brought many of my books with me, but my students' favorite ones are falling apart. The bindings are broken and the pages are falling out because they have been read so many times. By funding this proposal you will be helping to provide my students with interesting and challanging books by authors like Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson, and SE Hinton.

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
Behind You Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $14.39 2 $28.78
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
Autobiography of My Dead Brother Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things Carolyn Mackler • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
That Was Then, This Is Now S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Inkheart Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak Series #2) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Vampire Mountain (Cirque du Freak Series #4) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tunnels of Blood (Cirque du Feak Series #3) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Living Nightmare (Cirque du Freak Series #1) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Hush Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
The Moves Make the Man Bruce Brooks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Romiette and Julio Sharon Mills Draper, Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
If You Come Softly Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Heaven Angela Johnson, John Jude Palencar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
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
Hoops Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Darkness Before Dawn Sharon Mills Draper, Michael Benabib • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Forged By Fire Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98

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