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Mr. Galindo from Richmond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leaders Are Readers

Help me give my students high-quality and carefully selected fiction books that will help them grow as readers. These books, without a doubt, will fly off our books shelves!

  • $1,263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day, regardless of the challenges in their lives, my students work relentlessly hard to grow academically, social-emotionally, and become justice-oriented individuals. My students use their knowledge and skills to eliminate the various systems of oppression that keep them and their families from achieving their full potential.

My class is a group of passionate, funny, freedom-fighting and inquisitive kids who want to use their education to improve their lives and community.

Our students' daily lives are full of adversity. At our school, one hundred percent of students qualify and receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students face many challenges at home; however, this does not get in the way of their success. Instead, they remain perseverant and continue to strive for and achieve excellence.

My Project

Our classroom desperately needs new books. I want to make sure that my students have access to the type of books that they find exciting and hard to put down. I spent a considerable amount of time selecting the books for this project. Many of the books aren't just third-grade classics but also contain characters that look like my students. It is important to me that the books my students have access to expose them to different voices/life perspectives. I also made sure to select books that my students can read. For that reason, I carefully picked books that matched my students AR Levels.

I want my students to be readers for life.

I firmly believe that the right book can convert a non-reader into a full-blown reading enthusiast. That's exactly what Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree did for me.

All my students, regardless of their reading level, are interested in many types of literature. All my students can be amazing readers. Over the last couple of years, I have learned that when a student transitions from learning to read to reading to learn they start caring a lot more about the content of the literature in front of them. Many of my third-graders will not touch books that have pictures of adorable puppies or fuzzy teddy bears. Instead, they will read anything that has pictures of their favorite football player or racing car.

Lastly, we will also be using many of these books for our read-aloud and small group intervention sessions.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Was I Scared Of? (A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter) • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
When the Beat Was Born DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Other Gifts from Dr. Seuss • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
A Story, A Story: An African Tale (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Hip Hop Speaks to Children A Celebration of Poetry With a Beat • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Giant Squid • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Madeline • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 3 $12.57
Snail and Worm Again • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Boy Called Bat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Hundred Dresses • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wolf Hollow • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
My Name Is Bilal • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon My Father's Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, the Dragons of Blueland • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Rapunzel • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Public School Superhero • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Story of Ferdinand • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Make Way for Ducklings • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
We the Kids The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Story and Pictures • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Flower Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
The Chocolate Touch • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • AKJ Education $5.55 2 $11.10
The Infamous Ratsos • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Education $5.39 2 $10.78
Ivy and Bean Book 1 Book 1 • AKJ Education $5.39 2 $10.78
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Love You Forever • AKJ Education $4.34 2 $8.68
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Rumpelstiltskin Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Pot That Juan Built • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The Night Before Christmas • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Amelia's Road • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Cora Cooks Pancit • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Anne of Green Gables • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Uptown • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Madeline's Rescue: Story and Pictures • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
Ruby's Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Leo the Late Bloomer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Madeline in London • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Madeline and the Bad Hat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Tortoise and the Hare • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Madeline and the Gypsies • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love Saturdays y domingos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Gingerbread Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alvin Ailey • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Gulliver in Lilliput • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Cinderella: A Fairy Tale • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $2.79 2 $5.58
Starring Grace • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Pippi Goes on Board • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Sleeping Beauty/ La Bella Dumiente LA Bella Durmiente • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Days Like This A Collection of Small Poems • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
B is for Betsy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Like Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Chalk Box Kid • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
The Fire Cat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Full, Full, Full of Love • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$942.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$86.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,073.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.39

Total project goal

$1,262.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,262.59

4 Donors

-$1,262.59

Donations toward project cost

-$1,073.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$189.39

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$0.00

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