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Mr. Pearson from Miami Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Stoking That Fire! Buy Our Kids Up-To-Date Books!

My students need 1-3 copies each of 49 book titles, including "Naruto", "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" and "Star Wars" graphic novels.

  • $994 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine you're a kid who's crazy about a book series; your school library has the first few titles, but not the final books in the series. You are constantly asking the school librarian when those books will be arriving - but he doesn't have an answer for you. That, in a nutshell, is our problem.

Let me tell you something about those kids.

There are about 800 of them. They study at a K-8 Center in South Florida. For 'K-8' Center, read 'elementary + middle school combined'. Most are on free or reduced lunch, i.e. they are poor. The majority are first-generation Americans. (Their parents perform menial jobs in the tourist industry). The Principal has had no money for library books for the last two years, and won't have any for the foreseeable future. The financial outlook for schools in our district looks particularly gloomy: most school money comes from property taxes, but the local housing market has collapsed - one house in four is in foreclosure. YOU understand all of the above - but try explaining it to an eight year old who wants to know why we don't have the latest 'Magic Tree House' book, a ten-year old who wants to know when we're going to get the latest installment of 'Star Wars', or a teenager desperate to plunge into the latest volume in the 'Vampire Kisses' saga.

My Project

We're asking you to please help complete 10 book series in our library. These are wildly popular. You can guarantee that the kids will devour whatever books you donate. The younger kids will scramble to read the latest titles in the 'Magic Tree House' series, as well as 'Star Wars', 'Totally Spies', 'Disgusting Science', 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' and 'Percy Jackson'; older students will grab 'Bleach', 'Naruto', 'How I Survived Middle School' and 'Vampire Kisses' books. Book series really drive student independent reading - they are the most important homework of all. And the one that's most fun, too!

Our children are already fired up to read.

Let's keep stoking that fire! Do please remember that your gift will impact hundreds of students in many grades for years to come. That's what happens when you donate to a school library!

Mr. Pearson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House Series #42) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 3 $25.89
Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House Series #41) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 3 $25.89
Summer of the Sea Serpent (Magic Tree House Series #31) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.60 2 $17.20
Winter of the Ice Wizard (Magic Tree House Series #32) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.60 2 $17.20
Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House Series #40) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 2 $17.26
Dragon of the Red Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #37) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 2 $17.26
Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House Series #33) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.60 2 $17.20
Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House Series #38) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 2 $17.26
Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House Series #39) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 2 $17.26
Night of the New Magicians (Magic Tree House Series #35) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.60 2 $17.20
Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House Series #36) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.60 2 $17.20
Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House Series #34) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.60 2 $17.20
Evil Jerry (Totally Spies! Series #3), Vol. 3 Marathon Team • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
I Hate the 80s and Attack of the 50 Ft. Tall Mandy (Totally Spies Series #2) Marathon Team • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
O.P. and Futureshock (Totally Spies! Series #1) Marathon Team • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Spies in Space (Totally Spies Series #4), Vol. 4 Marathon Team • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Naruto 40 Masashi Kishimoto • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Naruto 41 Masashi Kishimoto • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Naruto 42 Masashi Kishimoto • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Naruto 43 Masashi Kishimoto • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Naruto 44 Masashi Kishimoto • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Naruto 45 Masashi Kishimoto • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Naruto, Volume 46 Masashi Kishimoto, Masashi Kishimoto (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Naruto, Volume 47 Masashi Kishimoto, Masashi Kishimoto (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Naruto, Volume 48 Masashi Kishimoto, Masashi Kishimoto (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Wish upon A Star (How I Survived Middle School Series #11) Nancy Krulik • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
I Thought We Were Friends! (How I Survived Middle School Series #12) Nancy Krulik • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
How The Pops Stole Christmas (How I Survived Middle School Super Special Series) Nancy Krulik • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Bleach, Volume 28 Tite Kubo, Tite Kubo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 2 $14.30
Bleach, Volume 29 Tite Kubo, Tite Kubo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 2 $17.98
Bleach, Volume 30 Tite Kubo, Tite Kubo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 2 $17.98
Disgusting Animals Connie Colwell Miller • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Disgusting Bugs Connie Colwell Miller • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Disgusting Foods Connie Colwell Miller • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Disgusting Places Connie Colwell Miller • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Disgusting Plants Connie Colwell Miller • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Star Wars Jedi Quest #9: False Peace Jude Watson, Alicia Buelow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Secrets of the Jedi Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Legacy of the Jedi Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Star Wars Journey Through Space (DK Readers Series) Ryder Windham • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Readers Level 1: Watch Out for Jabba the Hutt Simon Beecroft • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Readers Level 2: Anakin in Action! Simon Beecroft • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Star Wars: Star Pilot DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Star Wars: What is a Wookiee? (DK Readers Series) Laura Buller, Kate Simkins • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Star Wars Galactic Crisis! (DK Readers Series) Ryder Windham • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.76 3 $32.28
Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses Series #6) Ellen Schreiber • Barnes and Noble $12.23 2 $24.46
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #5) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $10.52 1 $10.52
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #4) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $10.52 1 $10.52

Materials cost

$793.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$814.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$178.87

Total project goal

$993.70

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$993.70

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$79.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.46

match offer

-$896.70

Match offer toward project cost

-$735.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.41

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$0.00

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