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  • $710 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. M.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Inspiring Reluctant Boys to Read

My project needs 84 book titles from "Soccer Hero" to "On the Court with Yao Ming".

I have 19 amazing students. I teach sixth grade in New York City. My students live in a low income area, and my school has little to offer them in the classroom.

The problem that I face every year is the lack of interest in reading by the boys in my class. Because my school does not give a lot of money to the libraries, there are very few up-to-date books that the boys might enjoy. This leads them to become bored with reading.

I have a very limited number of books in my classroom. I am looking for more books to inspire my boys to read. I am requesting various titles by a number of authors that I know my children enjoy reading, in the genres of sports, horror, realistic fiction, fantasy and even history. The boys love reading stories by R.L. Stine and Matt Christopher. I am hoping that by asking for more types of scary stories, sport stories, from "Lone Wolf" to "Soccer Duel," my boys will become more engaged in reading. History books such as the series that includes "You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist!" and "You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier!" also appeal to them.

It is very important that my boys learn to enjoy reading. With your help, I know these books will encourage, inspire and engage the boys who are falling behind. Your help could make the difference in their learning now, and for their future lives.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Face-off (Hannah Montana Series#2) Alice Alfonsi, Created by Michael Poryes, Created by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Hold on Tight (Hannah Montana Series #5) Adapted by Laurie McElroy, Laurie McElroy, Based On Work by Michael Poryes, Based On Work by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Face the Music (Hannah Montana Series #9) Beth Beechwood • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Seeing Green (Hannah Montana Series #8) M. C. King • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Nightmare on Hannah Street (Hannah Montana Series #7) Laurie McElroy • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Crush-Tastics (Hannah Montana Series #6) Beth Beechwood, Created by Michael Poryes, Created by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Sumerian Slave!: A Life of Hard Labor You'd Rather Avoid (You Wouldn't Want to Be Series) Jacqueline Morley, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Water Tea, You'd Rather Not Drink Peter Cook, David Antram (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Assyrian Soldier!: An Ancient Army You'd Rather Not Join (You Wouldn't Want to be Series) Rupert Matthews, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! Thomas Ratliff, David Salariya, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross Fiona Macdonald, David Salariya, David Antram, David Antram (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist!: A Settlement You'd Rather not Start Jacqueline Morley, David Salariya, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Super Sneak (Hannah Montana Series #3) Disney Press, Created by Michael Poryes, Created by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Lone Wolf Edo van Belkom • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Kid Who Only Hit Homers Matt Christopher, Harvey Kidder (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Football Nightmare Matt Christopher, Robert Hirschfeld • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Team That Couldn't Lose Matt Christopher, #1 Sports Writer for Kids Staff • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Field with... Derek Jeter Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Court with... Michael Jordan Matt Christopher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Soccer Duel: There Are Two Sides to Every Story... Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Catch That Pass! Matt Christopher, Harvey Kidder (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Halfpipe with... Tony Hawk Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Tough to Tackle Matt F. Christopher, Harvey Kidder, Matthew F. Christopher, Harvey Kidder (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Field with... Alex Rodriguez Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Skateboard Tough Matt Christopher, Paul Casale (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Nothin' but Net (Matt Christopher Sports Series) Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Double Play at Short Matt Christopher, Karen Meyer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Snowboard Maverick Matt Christopher, The #1 Kids (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Soccer Halfback Matt F. Christopher, Larry Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Return of the Home Run Kid Matt Christopher, Paul Casale (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Skateboard Renegade: Is Image Everything? Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Challenge at Second Base Matt Christopher, Marcy Dunn Ramsey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Court with Yao Ming (Matt Christopher's Sports Biographies) Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Soccer Hero Stephanie Peters, Matt Christopher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Truth or Dare (Hannah Montana Series #4) Adapted by M.C. King, Created by Michael Poryes, Created by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Keeping Secrets (Hannah Montana Series #1) Beth Beechwood, Created by Michael Poryes, Created by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight! Fiona MacDonald, David Salariya, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! Peter Hicks, David Salariya, David Antram (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon!: Prisoners You'd Rather Not Meet Fiona MacDonald, David Salariya, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an 18th-Century British Convict!: A Trip to Australia You'd Rather Not Take Meredith Costain, David Antram, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be Sick in the 16th Century! Kathryn Senior, David Salariya, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Beware, The Snowman (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Welcome to Camp Nightmare (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
30 Tales to Give You Goosebumps R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Vampire Breath (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Don't Go to Sleep! (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Werewolf Of Fever Swamp (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Haunted School (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Stay Out of the Basement (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Beast from the East (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Attack Of The Jack-o'-lanterns (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
A Night In Terror Tower (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
How I Got My Shrunken Head (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
My Hairiest Adventure (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Monster Blood III (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Stepsister (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Switched (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Confession (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fear Street: First Date (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Halloween Party (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dare (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine, Patricia MacDonald (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Cheater (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine, Patricia MacDonald (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Best Friend (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Killer's Kiss (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Cry Wolf Edo Van Belkom • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Wolf Pack Edo Van Belkom • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2) Rick Riordan, tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
A Living Nightmare (Cirque du Freak Series #1) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Hunters of the Dusk (Cirque du Freak Series #7) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Trials of Death (Cirque du Freak Series #5) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Vampire Mountain (Cirque du Freak Series #4) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak Series #2) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Vampire Prince (Cirque du Freak Series #6) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Lake of Souls (Cirque du Freak Series #10) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Allies of the Night (Cirque du Freak Series #8) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Killers of the Dawn (Cirque du Freak Series #9) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Tunnels of Blood (Cirque du Feak Series #3) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Sons of Destiny (Cirque Du Freak Series #12) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Lord of the Shadows (Cirque Du Freak Series #11) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing Cornelius Van Helsing, Gustav De Wolff, Mary-Jane Knight, Philip Jacobs (Illustrator), Mike Peterkin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$502.34

Vendor shipping charges

$50.23

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$582.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.76

Total project goal

$709.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$709.76

2 Donors

-$684.71

Donations toward project cost

-$582.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 19 students.

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