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

Let Them Read Books!

Help me give my students a chance to read new and exciting books to expand their interests and knowledge.

  • $740 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The third grade students in my classroom are truly unique individuals. All of them are English language learners living in a low income neighborhood but they are eager to learn and showcase their knowledge in various ways..

The 22 students in my class all speak two languages, Spanish and English, love learning Shel Silverstein poems and reciting them, and enjoy learning about different parts of the world!

They are truly interested in learning English, becoming better readers, and succeeding in school and in life. They are eager and curious about many things.

My Project

All of my students enjoy reading and sharing their reading with their classmates and with me. While I have many books in my classroom library, a lot of the books are worn out and old. In prior years, this wasn't a huge concern as our school had a full time librarian and a library full of wonderful, fun, and contemporary children's books from which our students could choose books every week. However, this year, we do not have a librarian so the library has been closed off for our students' use, thus closing off access to thousands of books.

My project is to add more contemporary and relevant books such as biographies of famous men and women of color, books whose main characters look like my students, and popular series books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, and Bad Kitty to my classroom library.

Being able to provide access to these types of books will help my students stay engaged during independent reading time and make them eager to continue reading all year long.

Ms. Nam
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trencitas (Braids) • AKJ Education $14.99 1 $14.99
Where the Sidewalk Ends Poems and Drawings • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Mama Miti Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Falling Up • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Dreamers • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Danza! • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Funeral • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Radiant Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Días de perros (Dog Days) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Diario de Greg: Un renacuajo (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
If You Lived Here Houses of the World • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
¡Sonríe! (Smile!) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
La horrible realidad (The Ugly Truth) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hermanas/Sisters • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Florette • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Ayobami y el Nombre de Los Animales • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Topito terremoto /Little Mole Quake • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Ayobami and the Names of the Animals • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Juana and Lucas • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 - Hard Luck • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 The Long Haul • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Double Down • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
The Getaway-Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 7 The Third Wheel • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Ghosts • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Ruth Bader Ginsburg • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Gracias, Sr. Falker (Thank You, Mr. Falker) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
El Pollo de los Domingos (Chicken Sunday) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Stone Soup • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Even More Parts Idioms from Head to Toe • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mrs. Katz and Tush • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Surprising Sharks Read and Wonder • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dr desoto • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Magic Tree House #31: Summer of the Sea Serpent • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty for President • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
All Pigs Are Beautiful Read and Wonder • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty School Daze • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty Meets The Baby • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants #2) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants (Captain Underpants #4) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y el diabólico desquite del Inodoro Turbotrón 2000 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Los Lobos (Wolves) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Titanic: Lost and Found Lost...and Found (A Step 3 Book/ Grades 2-3( • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Freak Out! Animals Beyond Your Wildest Imagination • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Mummies • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The First Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
El misterioso huevo de Daniel (Daniel's Mystery Egg) • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$589.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$628.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.92

Total project goal

$739.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$739.44

3 Donors

-$739.44

Donations toward project cost

-$628.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.92

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$0.00

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