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Ms. Winkler from Danville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lasting Reading Lives

Help me give my students high-interest, engaging books that reawaken their love for reading.

  • $1,123 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When I ask former students what they enjoyed about English in my class, the most common response I get is "Choice reading." As juniors in high school, college is at the forefront of their mind, and they believe their junior year is the most critical in all of their high school education. As a result, they are constantly bombarded with feelings of stress and the pressure to succeed. One thing I try to incorporate into my classroom to not only prepare them for college but to also lower their stress levels is the opportunity for choice reading.

Choice reading allows my students a break from the academic pressures of their day and provides them with an opportunity to lose themselves in a book they truly want to read.

It is my job as their teacher to get them reading as often as possible to prepare for their future, but I want them to enjoy the texts they read instead of suffering through texts that are assigned.

My Project

It's important for me to have a variety of books for me to offer my students so I can meet them where they're at on their reading journey. Series such as The Darkest Minds are great for beginning readers, while avid readers who need a challenge will enjoy award-winning titles such as All the Light We Cannot See.

My goal is to provide students with books that they can't wait to get their hands on.

Books that keep them up at night, turning pages while fighting off sleep. Books that will make them appreciate storytelling and the power of words.

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This project will reach 137 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Darkest Minds Series Boxed Set [4-Book Paperback Boxed Set] (A Darkest Minds Novel) • Amazon Business $23.78 1 $23.78
Shatter Me Series 3-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97
Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $19.56 1 $19.56
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) • Amazon Business $18.28 1 $18.28
When Life Gives You Lululemons • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
4 3 2 1: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
Landline: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Before We Were Yours: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
Impostors • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Puddin' • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Carry On: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Exit West: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story: The Alex & Eliza Trilogy • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
War Storm (Red Queen) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
The Sun and Her Flowers • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Last American Man • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
People Kill People • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
The Darkest Legacy (A Darkest Minds Novel) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Wildcard (Warcross) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Restore Me (Shatter Me) • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sadie • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The War Outside • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Pride • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Final Six • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Dark Between Stars: Poems • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
If I Was Your Girl • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Unite Me (Shatter Me) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Into the Water: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
A Simple Favor [Movie Tie-in]: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
History of Wolves: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Between Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Milk and Honey • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Way I Used to Be • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.) • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$834.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$76.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$953.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$168.31

Total project goal

$1,122.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,122.08

2 Donors

-$491.26

Donations toward project cost

-$487.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$548.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$466.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$82.28

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$0.00

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