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

Kids Love to Read... When Their Books Are Engaging!

Help me give my students new books encompassing many genres, interests, and reading levels that will reach all 735 of my readers. Kids love to read when they have access to books that they find engaging!

  • $1,363 goal

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My Students

My 730+ students live and study in the Hermosa neighborhood, whose Spanish translation is "beautiful." It's a working-class neighborhood on the northwest side of our city. I'm lucky enough to be their librarian, meaning I know each and every student in our school.

Although many of my students come from homes lacking resources needed to compete with their suburban counterparts, they're eager learners who love to read and love getting their hands-on technology.

They are the reason I get out of bed each morning. Our library is a safe haven for all to read, learn, thrive, and have fun. They inspire me each day to make our library a better place.

My Project

I can honestly say that just about all my students love to read. I never hear a student say they don't like to read, but occasionally I'll hear one say that they can't find a good book!

The vast majority (94%) of my students are low income, 13% are a diverse learner (special ed), and 54% are considered "limited English" -- despite some obstacles, they're still eager readers who cannot wait to get their hands on great books!

The books on this list will keep my readers hooked and begging for more!

Almost daily as of late, I've been asked when I'm getting the latest "Dog Man" book, "Fetch 22", by Dav Pilkey. I keep telling my students that I'm working on it! (I need your help!)

Did you know that "Carmen Sandiego" has made a comeback?! In addition to the new Netflix show, there are graphic novels that my students have been begging me for.

I'm requesting many manga/graphic novels, as my sixth graders are obsessed with "My Hero Academia." On this list, I'm requesting the latest releases.

Picture book readers will giggle at "When Unicorns Poop" Did you know that when a unicorn poops, rainbows arch across the sky? And when they toot, shiny bubbles float all around!

They'll also love "Dragons Love Tacos". Our copy of this beloved book was lost, but readers LOVE to hear what happens when dragons get their hands (paws? talons?) on spicy tacos!

I have a feeling my students will love "Emergency Kittens!" Got a problem? Having a tough day? Maybe you need . . . EMERGENCY KITTENS!!!!! Who needs boring superheroes who leap across giant buildings when your day can be saved by the cuddly, super-cute, full-on feline charm of Mimi, Twee-Twee, and Adorbs, aka EMERGENCY KITTENS!!!!

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Ms. Westerberg, Librarian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 735 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Silver Eyes (Five Nights at Freddy's Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $7.94 6 $47.64
Gobblet Gobblers • Amazon Business $20.21 1 $20.21
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 13: Snow Thanks • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Emergency Kittens! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 14: A Little Problem • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
When Unicorns Poop • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
The Fishy Treasure Caper (Graphic Novel) (Carmen Sandiego Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Big Nate: Payback Time! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Chapter Two is Missing • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
The Return of Thelma the Unicorn • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jetpack Attack (Carmen Sandiego Chase-Your-Own Capers) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: EDIBLE EDITION: 52 Mouth-Watering Recipes and the Everyday Science That Makes Them Taste Amazing • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Polar Bear's Underwear • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird: A Picture Book (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Cursed Coven • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Soccerverse: Poems about Soccer • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Santa Rex • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Everybody Says Meow • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Pig the Tourist (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Truth About Bears: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Go, Girls, Go! • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Swim Swim Sink • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Angry Birds Comics Volume 2: When Pigs Fly • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Angry Birds Comics Volume 3: Sky High • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Angry Birds Comics: Furious Fowl • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Angry Birds Comics Volume 5: Ruffled Feathers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stick Cat: Two Cats to the Rescue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mac Cracks the Code (Mac B., Kid Spy) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Rude Cakes: (Kid Books about Cake, Food and Taco Books, Book about Love) • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Endangered Operation (Carmen Sandiego Chase-Your-Own Capers) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray (Elements of Genius #1) (1) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 24: Includes vols. 70, 71 & 72 (24) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Absolute Expert: Rocks & Minerals • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Truth About Hippos: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lenny the Lobster Can't Stay for Dinner ... or can he? You decide! for ages 4 -7 from best-selling author Michael Buckley and his 10-year old son, Finn • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Five Minutes: (That's a Lot of Time) (No, It's Not) (Yes, It Is) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
The Squirrels Who Squabbled • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
Gator, Gator, Gator! • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Truth About Crocodiles: Seriously Funny Facts about Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Descendants 3 Junior Novel • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Cog • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Girl Power 5-Minute Stories • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
Angry Birds Comics Volume 6: Wing It • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair: Book 2 (Book Series for Kids, Polly Diamond Book Series, Books for Elementary School Kids) • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Angry Birds Comics Volume 1: Welcome to the Flock • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 2 (2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Crayons' Christmas • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Hero Academia, Vol. 22 (22) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Truth About Dolphins: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
My Hero Academia, Vol. 13 (13) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
My Hero Academia, Vol. 19 (19) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
My Hero Academia, Vol. 20 (20) • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Los gemelos Tapper la lían en Internet / The Tapper Twins Go Viral (Spanish Edition) (Los gemelos Tapper / Tapper Twins) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
My Hero Academia, Vol. 21 (21) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 6 (6) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 2 (2) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 1 (1) • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
The Karate Kid: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Polly Diamond and the Magic Book: Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Serious Goose • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
What Is Inside THIS Box? (Monkey and Cake) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Field Trip Disaster (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Clue by Clue (Carmen Sandiego) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Go Away, Unicorn! • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
My Tooth Is LOST! (Monkey & Cake): A Monkey & Cake Book • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 3: Dorm Days (3) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 3 (3) • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 5 (5) • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 4 (4) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
This Is MY Fort! (Monkey and Cake) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Hero Arts Rubber Stamps CS106 Just for Kids, Turquoise • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Truth About Elephants: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 2: Training Camp (2) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Who in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays: A Middle School Story (Dog Diaries (2)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Big Nate: Hug It Out! (Volume 21) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$1,111.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,158.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$204.37

Total project goal

$1,362.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,362.46

5 Donors

-$742.17

Donations toward project cost

-$630.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.32

match offer

-$620.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$527.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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