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

Help Us Wipe Out Our Book Request List!

Help me give my students a variety of their most requested books and shelves to organize them on!

  • $1,669 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Whenever I tell people I teach middle school, the first reaction is usually something like "How can you stand it?" or "Wow, that must be tough!" with the occasional "Oh, God bless you!" thrown in. I used to feel the same way until I met my first group of seventh and eighth graders. They are the best! Yes, sometimes the hormones go into overdrive, but my students are hysterically fun, have a great desire to learn and are old enough to understand and discuss interesting topics.

This year, I've changed schools, and I look forward to building a space where my new students feel safe and challenged to become their best selves!

While my students don't all share the same culture, most share an economic status. All of our student body receives free breakfast and lunch. Despite all of the challenges that they face, my students come to school willing and eager to learn. They have great plans, hopes and dreams for the future. They are funny and bright and I consider myself lucky to be their teacher.

My Project

As the year goes on, my kids are becoming amazing independent readers. They are coming in each day with a fervor for reading that is every teacher's dream. They have devoured poetry, absorbed science fiction, and read graphic novels and manga at a pace that would make your head spin! They have read hundreds of books in the beginning marking period.

On the wall in my classroom, there is a poster sized paper covered in student writing - it's their book wish list.

It contains hundreds of titles that they want to read in class. When I am able to get one off that list, I feel like Santa Claus distributing toys on Christmas. This project will allow me to completely wipe out the list and stock my library with enough books to keep us rockin' and readin' throughout the winter!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
unbrand FT-597BK-5 Black 5 Tier Metal Bookshelf Rack • Amazon Business $56.16 4 $224.64
One Piece Box Set: East Blue and Baroque Works, Volumes 1-23 • Amazon Business $121.96 1 $121.96
Naruto Box Set 2: Volumes 28-48 with Premium • Amazon Business $118.44 1 $118.44
Bleach Box Set (Vol. 1-21) • Amazon Business $109.61 1 $109.61
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $66.84 1 $66.84
The Heroes of Olympus Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Janie Johnson Series Books 1-5 (Set Includes: The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie, The Voice on the Radio, What Janie Found and Janie Face to Face) • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set • Amazon Business $47.39 1 $47.39
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Raina Telgemeier Collection • Amazon Business $28.25 1 $28.25
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $24.08 1 $24.08
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $18.14 1 $18.14
Check, Please!: # Hockey • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
To Kill a Kingdom • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Emma: Manga Classics • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Swing (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Broken Things • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
This One Summer • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Her • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Pride • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sadie • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
The Storm Runner (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 1) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
A Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Curse of Hera (Camp Hercules) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Boruto, Vol. 1: Naruto Next Generations • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
LeBron James: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Players • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Boruto, Vol. 2: Naruto Next Generations • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Boruto, Vol. 3: Naruto Next Generations (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
9 From the Nine Worlds (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Allegedly • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition (His Dark Materials) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Someone Like You • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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