You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. b. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

\I Feel The Need...The Need To READ!\

The cost of 39 items (single books and boxed sets, such as The Magic Tree House Series and Search for the Queen) from Barnes and Nobles is $285, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a Literacy Coach at an under-resourced middle school in Brooklyn, New York. \"Mike\" is in the seventh grade. He takes care of his two younger sisters while his parents are at work. He can cook a mean quesadilla, and works weekends in his family\'s restaurant clearing tables. In basketball, Mike hits all his free throws, and can sink a fifteen-foot jumper, no problem. He\'s the reigning checkers champion in our class. But Mike can\'t read. He wants to - Mike wants to read, he so badly wants to learn. But like so many of his peers who struggle with reading, Mike would rather fake his way through a seventh-grade novel than read texts that are perceived as \"baby books.\" Engaging struggling readers with texts they can actually read is a difficult task - one that is only compounded by the fact that there is an adolescent stigma attached to reading \"baby books.\" Fortunately, the publishing world seems to have discovered that - Eureka! - some older children need high-interest books that are on a lower reading level. Frustrated with the utter lack of engaging lower-level texts available in school, I took a group of ten students on a trip to Barnes & Noble one afternoon. They rooted through the texts like archeaologists, carefully rummaging through the shelves. Then, discovery! One student found an area replete with engaging series texts, and called the others over. They looked at the covers, read the backs, spoke excitedly to each other - sometimes in their native Spanish - and armed with $3.00 each, tramped to the cash register, eager to make their purchases. I am asking for funding of a set of books that my struggling readers will crave. These books will provide me with an invaluable teaching tool that will drive my students\' learning, and push them into more challenging texts. Help build upon this new-found excitment for reading. Provide my students with the tools for success. You can change the life of a reader. Thank you.

Mrs. b.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. b. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Secrets of Droon Boxed Set: Books #1-4 Tony Abbott • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Time Warp Trio Gift Set, Vol. 4 Jon Scieszka,Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
Magic Tree House The Mystery of the Ancient Riddles Boxed Set #3: Book 9 - 12 (Magic Treehouse Series) Mary Pope Osborne,Sal Murdocca (Illustrator),Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne,Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 5-8 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Code of The Samurai (Samurai Jack Series) Tracy West,Created by Genndy Tartakovsky • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shendu Escapes (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #5) David Slack,Jim Thomas,Jim Thomas,Long Cheng • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Revenge of the Dark Hand (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #7) Eliza Willard,TOM PUGSLEY,GREG KLEIN • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Power of the Rat (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #8) Megan Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
A New Enemy with Cards (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #6) R. S. Ashby,Manufactured by Grosset & Dunlap • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
It's All Greek to Me, Vol. 8 Jon Scieszka,J. Bonnell (Editor),Lane Smith (Illustrator),Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
2095 Jon Scieszka,Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Uncle's Big Surprise (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #10) Jacqueline Carrol,Duane Capizzi • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sam Samurai (The Time Warp Trio), Vol. 10 Jon Scieszka,Adam McCauley (Illustrator),Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
See You Later Gladiator, Vol. 9 J. Scieska,Adam McCauley (Illustrator),Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Journey to The Impossible Islands (Samurai Jack Series #3) Tracey West,Joseph V. Lehn (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Fighting Blind (Samurai Jack Series #4), Vol. 4 Paul Siefken,Ken Edwards (Illustrator),Angel Rodriguez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Jack and the Wanderers (Samurai Jack Series #5) Tracey West,Bob Roper (Illustrator),Angel Rodriguez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? Jon Scieszka,Adam McCauley (Illustrator),Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.98 1 $3.98
In the Whale (Andrew Lost Series) J. C. Greenburg,Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
On the Reef (Andrew Lost Series #7) J. C. Greenburg,Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Sleeping Giant of Goll (Secrets of Droon Series #6) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House Series #12) Mary Pope Osborne,Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy Jon Scieszka,Lane Smith (Illustrator),Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Into the Land of the Lost (Secrets of Droon Series #7), Vol. 7 Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Secrets of Droon: The Tower of the Elf King Tony Abbott,David Merrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Garden J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Great Ice Battle (Secrets of Droon Series #5) Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Deep J.C. Greenburg,Jan Gerardi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House Series #19) Mary Pope Osborne,Sal Murdocca (Illustrator),Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Kitchen J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Bathroom J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Quest for the Queen, Vol. 10 Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Golden Wasp Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House Series #17) Mary Pope Osborne,Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator),Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Andrew Lost: In Time, Vol. 9 J.C. Greenburg,Jan Gerardi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom, Vol. 11 Tony Abbott,Tim Jessell (Illustrator),Tim Jessell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Under Water J. C. Greenburg,Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
On the Dog J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$191.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$233.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.30

Total project goal

$285.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.00

1 Donor

-$285.00

Donations toward project cost

-$234.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[17296],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":21953,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/i-feel-the-needthe-need-to-read/21953/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. b.","authorIds":{"17296":{"owner":"Mrs. b.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[21953],"proposalHash":"213009136","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":107276,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":17296,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}