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Mrs. Shippy from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Get More Books!

My students need a variety of new books like Nicola Berry, Parker Inheritance,and Front Desk for our classroom library.

  • $354 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a large, urban city with a diverse population. Most of my students come from single-parent families or from families where both parents work long hours to support their families. Often times, several generations live together in the same house.

Many of my students come from homes where English is not the only language spoken, and many have come to us from other countries.

The majority of my students receive free lunch. I am lucky enough to teach an awesome group of middle school students who are creative, eager, and enthusiastic. They are always interested in learning more about a topic and constantly challenge me to be on my toes. I want to teach my kids the required subject matter, but I also want to teach them to be themselves, have fun learning and to love reading! Thank you for joining us on our journey.

My Project

Since we do not have a school library, classroom libraries are the only places my students can get books in our school. I want to have a great library with a variety of books at all levels. I want students to find a bunch of different topics from mysteries to dramas to comedies for them to choose. Because our library is the only place to get books, our books show a lot of wear and tear from all of the "love" they have received over the years. Many of them are beyond repair or are missing in action. I would love to be able to replace some old favorites and add some new titles to our library. We are asking for some great books like Doughnut Fix, Van Gogh Deception, and Ghost Boys. We are a public school with a very limited budget so buying new books is not possible.

I want my classroom library to be a place of inspiration and enjoyment for my students.

I want to have a library that is as full of great literature as possible. Please help me add some new books to our library! Thanks!

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $13.66 2 $27.32
The Alcatraz Escape (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Front Desk • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Mapping the Bones • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Breakout • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
Click'd • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Van Gogh Deception • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Doughnut Fix • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Whatshisface • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
I Have Lost My Way • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
The Summer of Broken Things • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy #3 • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Pop • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble #2 • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella #1 • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
My Life as a Book (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Restart • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
The 6th Grade Nickname Game (repackage) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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