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

Inspired Middle Readers exploring Social Issues through Literacy

Help me give my students personal reading books that they will truly enjoy and connect with! Books they can relate to and characters who reflect their own experiences will encourage them to continue dreaming big and working hard!

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Eager to secure successful futures, our

students work hard every day to transition into middle school, arriving each day prepared to challenge themselves more than they did the previous day.

With their focus on overcoming personal and academic challenges experienced throughout middle school, my students are ready to explore personal goals, career interests and life opportunities that give them something to reach for.

Many of our students will become the first in their family to go to college. Nearly all qualify for free or reduced cost lunch and come from single parent homes and homes where parents work multiple jobs to provide. More often than not, our students see struggle to articulate what success means within their realities and see college and success as more of a dream. As their school counselor, I take great pride in cultivating these dreams so that they may eventually become realized.

My Project

Students spend an hour every day reading independently before the start of their school day. These materials will improve the quality of their daily experiences and foster a love for reading! Students will become stronger, life long avid readers. Students will improve their literacy skills as well as social competence. Students will be able to become more empathetic members of the school community and will apply the lessons learned from their new books to problem solve real life application in overcoming personal and social difficulties. Students will feel more confidence in their interactions with peers and staff and will demonstrate improved confidence in reading and participating in their classes.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.87 3 $35.61
Hello, Universe • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
All American Boys • AKJ Education $8.75 2 $17.50
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.75 2 $17.50
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Blubber • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Crash • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Stella by Starlight • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
We Beat the Street • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Stargirl • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Ghost Boys • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Speak • AKJ Education $6.14 2 $12.28
Amina's Voice • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.28 1 $8.28
Seedfolks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

Materials cost

$305.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.01

Total project goal

$400.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.09

1 Donor

-$200.03

Donations toward project cost

-$170.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$200.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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