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Ms. Byars from Tallapoosa GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hook 'Em With a Great Book!

My students need books that are geared towards STEM, books they can relate to, and books that open their eyes to the amazing world around us.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of our students come from a farming community. They do not always have a love of reading, and many of them do not know life beyond our beautiful small town.

My students need books to open up their mind to the amazing world around us.

We focus on STEM, and they need strong reading skills to succeed in our technological world.

I want to give them all the tools they need to have a happy, successful life. Reading can change their future, but they need to be prepared with the right tools.

My Project

I have spent hundreds of dollars of my own money to fund my classroom library. I have bookcases, bins, and lots of books I've acquired from thrift stores. Unfortunately, I can't afford new books, and I know my students will benefit from a greater variety of modern books.

I believe that a diverse classroom library will help prepare my students for the working world, and help them become better people.

In order to foster a love of reading in my students, I need a vast and varied selection of books in my classroom library. I teach 6-8 Reading Connections to reluctant readers, in addition to their core ELA class. Most of my students hate reading, or they struggle with reading. It is my mission to diagnose each student's struggle, and help them overcome it.

I want my students to be able to find a book in my classroom that truly represents them. I also want them to read about different places and different kinds of people.

Ms. Byars
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
Dear Malala, We Stand with You • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
1st and 10 (Revised and Updated): Top 10 Lists of Everything in Football (Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 Lists) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall (Biography) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Gravity • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America's Heart • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Brian's Return (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Underneath • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Never Said I Wasn't Difficult • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Boy Who Saved Baseball • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!: Digusting Things You'd Rather Not Know • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Schwa was Here • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Artemis Fowl (new cover) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Saving Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
The Tarantula in My Purse: and 172 Other Wild Pets • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School (Aladdin Poetry) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Life in Dog Years • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
How Angel Peterson Got His Name • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

Materials cost

$277.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.29

Total project goal

$388.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.61

2 Donors

-$338.57

Donations toward project cost

-$330.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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