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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Melby from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspired Readers Make Strides Over the Summer!

Help me give my students engaging and inspiring literature that is culturally relevant. These books, graphic novels, series books, and non-fiction books will inspire students to take their love for reading into the summer months.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are curious, energetic, and ready to explore the world around us. As much as possible, we get outside, engage with the community and actively participate in our neighborhood.

We are a diverse community of learners with most students speaking at least two languages.

In addition, 96% of the students at our school qualify for free or reduced priced lunch and 96% of the students are students of color.

We see our diversity as an asset and work hard every day to ensure that we are college and career ready. We know that to be informed and engaged citizens we must be critical thinkers and exposed to a variety of experiences, thoughts, and texts.

My Project

Students who don't see themselves reflected in books are less likely to see themselves as readers. In addition, many students lose a lot of the reading and academic gains they have made during the school year over the summer if they are not inspired to read.

These books will help ignite readers and give them series books that they can continue to enjoy over the summer months.

That way they will come back to school in the fall ready to keep soaring.

These books will also allow students to discuss books with other students. Research shows that students who talk about books with their peers are more likely to read on their own and develop an identity as a reader.

Ms. Melby
Grades 3-5
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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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 Ms. Melby is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack • Amazon Business $19.36 1 $19.36
The DATA Set Collection: March of the Mini Beasts; Don't Disturb the Dinosaurs; The Sky Is Falling; Robots Rule the School • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $8.38 2 $16.76
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $15.73 1 $15.73
Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Rich: a Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
The Critical Thinking Mind Benders Book 3 School Workbook • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mind Benders Book 2 (Grades 1-2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
The Dragonsitter Detective (The Dragonsitter series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Dragonsitter's Party (The Dragonsitter Series) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine: Drama Queen • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eye of the Earthquake Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Roar of the Thunder Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Chill of the Ice Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Land of the Spring Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #14) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $4.57 1 $4.57
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Treasure of the Gold Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #12) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38

Materials cost

$346.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$381.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.36

Total project goal

$449.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.04

3 Donors

-$300.00

Donations toward project cost

-$255.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$149.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$126.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.36

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":"Minneapolis","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1672486],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4048960,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/inspired-readers-make-strides-over-the-s/4048960/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Melby","authorIds":{"1672486":{"owner":"Ms. Melby","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4048960],"proposalHash":"288653847","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1672486_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1448709966533","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":273991,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":1672486,"schoolCounty":"Hennepin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MN","name":"Minnesota"}}