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Mrs. Robinson from Benton Harbor MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Read!

My students need 2 copies each of 12 high interest books to read during silent reading and literature circle time. These include Forged by Fire, Fire from the Rock, Lost in the Tunnel of Time and many more!

  • $186 goal

This project expired on May 6, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever read a book that was just too good to put down? Did you ever read a book that you wanted to tell someone all about? My students need the opportunity to have that experience with reading. They need high interest books that they can relate to.

My school is facing major budget issues.

We are an inner city, urban school. We have trouble getting basic supplies like paper and pencils. My students love reading, but have very few options for silent reading or book clubs. Most of the books we have in our classroom have been purchased by myself at library book sales. Because of this, there are very few books that represent multi-cultural children in them.

My Project

We need multiple copies of interesting books for my students to read during silent reading time. These include Forged by Fire, Fire from the Rock, Lost in the Tunnel of Time and many more! The goal of our silent reading is to get the students interested and hooked into reading so it becomes a life long learning process and not just something that is done for school because they have to. These books are high interest so students will love to read them!

My students need to realize that learning and reading are important.

They are at a critical age when many decide if they want to remain on the track to go to college. By providing books that are very interesting it is my hope that they will realize how much fun reading is, rather than being a chore.

Mrs. Robinson
Grades 6-8
  • Hull Middle School
  • Benton Harbor, MI
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Forged by Fire Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Fire from the Rock Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 2 $13.66
Little Sister Is Not My Name! (Sassy Series #1) Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 2 $8.52
The Buried Bones Mystery (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Series #1) Sharon M. Draper, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 2 $8.52
The Birthday Storm (Sassy Series #2) Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 2 $8.52
Backyard Animal Show (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Series #5) Sharon M. Draper, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 2 $8.52
Lost in the Tunnel of Time (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Series #2), Vol. 2 Sharon M. Draper, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 2 $8.52
The Space Mission Adventure (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Series #4) Sharon M. Draper, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 2 $8.52
Stars and Sparks Onstage (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Series #6) Sharon M. Draper, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 2 $8.52
Mr. Chickee's Funny Money Christopher Paul Curtis • AKJ BOOKS $5.55 2 $11.10
Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission Christopher Paul Curtis • AKJ BOOKS $5.55 2 $11.10
Elijah of Buxton Christopher Paul Curtis • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 2 $13.66

Materials cost

$121.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$157.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.87

Total project goal

$185.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.79

4 Donors

-$91.70

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.25

match offer

-$88.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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