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

Keep Kids Reading in Second Semester

Help me give my students a selection of high-interest books and graphic novels for our classroom library.

  • $734 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a diverse Chicago neighborhood full of English language learners attending a public school. All of my students qualify for free lunch. A variety of cultures are represented, languages spoken, and ideas shared within my classroom. Through hard work and dedication, my students continue to overcome obstacles, meeting and exceeding grade-level expectations.

My inquisitive middle schoolers are growing up during one of the most unusual and worrisome times in education.

But, no matter the obstacle, my students are passionate about learning. Through relevant novel studies and research, we work together to develop the skills needed to meet the state standards and use this knowledge to affect positive change. I take pride in the responsibility my students feel for their own educations.

My Project

My students rely heavily on my classroom library for books to read. Now that we are starting our journey into hybrid learning, I would like to replenish their access to high quality, engaging titles to keep them reading.

Providing students new books to read at home helps them maintain their skills and gives them an escape to other places while they may be feeling bored or trapped.

New books help keep their minds active, improve their reading skills, and provide a fun surprise that can infuse a spark of joy and hope into these tough times.

Ms. Lisnich
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Space Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Year of the Rabbit • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! • Amazon Business $20.63 1 $20.63
Wood Shop: Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Greek Myths: Meet the heroes, gods, and monsters of ancient Greece • Amazon Business $19.72 1 $19.72
The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
A Taste for Love • Amazon Business $17.30 1 $17.30
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
War and Millie McGonigle • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Finding Junie Kim • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ophie’s Ghosts • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
A Pho Love Story • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
A Place to Hang the Moon • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Alone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Electric Kingdom • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Wild River • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Sewing School ® Fashion Design: Make Your Own Wardrobe with Mix-and-Match Projects Including Tops, Skirts & Shorts • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
A Kid's Guide to Climate Change and Global Warming • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs (Everything You Need Know) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Norse Mythology for Kids: Tales of Gods, Creatures, and Quests • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Let's Get Gardening • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Golden Gate (2) (City Spies) • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More than 200 Stitches • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
The Gravity of Us • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Operation Redwood • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Lake • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Boys without Names • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I'm Ok • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story (Girls Survive) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Daisy and the Deadly Flu: A 1918 Influenza Survival Story (Girls Survive) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Alice on the Island: A Pearl Harbor Survival Story (Girls Survive) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Tara and the Towering Wave: An Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Story (Girls Survive) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ann Fights for Freedom: An Underground Railroad Survival Story (Girls Survive) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Lily and the Great Quake: A San Francisco Earthquake Survival Story (Girls Survive) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
City Spies (1) • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28

Materials cost

$584.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$623.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.99

Total project goal

$733.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$733.24

5 Donors

-$487.16

Donations toward project cost

-$414.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.07

Matching donations from our partners

-$246.07

Match offers toward project cost

-$209.16

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.91

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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