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Ms. Cruz from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Librarian Loves Lit!

Help me give my students the hottest fiction titles to get them off their phones and in to books!

  • $1,619 goal

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My Students

Our school is proud, energetic, and positive, but my 6th-8th grade students face some serious difficulties at our inner-city school. 100% of them qualify for free or reduced lunch. These kids are eager to learn and are dedicated to their education, but they need a fighting chance to get there. As the new school librarian, I reopened a space that had been closed for many years. The kids are excited to enjoy my library, but the titles are ridiculously outdated. In order to make the library the beating heart of the school, I need some decent materials!

My Project

Six months ago, I became a Teacher Librarian at a public middle school. After over a decade of no library funding, I walked into a disaster! The library had been shuttered. It was a dumping ground, and everything was caked in dust. Once I cleaned up and began to dig into the collection, it was clear that it was in sad shape. With half empty shelves of ancient titles, I knew I had to restock- and quickly!

I need the hottest fiction titles to entice kids to get off their phones and open a book!

My grand opening has sparked attention and is attracting kids to the library, but it breaks my heart when they ask for titles and I don't have them. If I don't get some new books in here ASAP, I'll lose the interests of the kids. How can I be an effective librarian without the proper tools- books? I need books.

Ms. Cruz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series of Unfortunate Events Box Th • Amazon Business $139.93 1 $139.93
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1x9612) • Amazon Business $101.04 1 $101.04
Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection • Amazon Business $95.20 1 $95.20
Throne of Glass Box Set • Amazon Business $94.55 1 $94.55
Dork Diaries Books 1-11 (Plus 3 1/2): Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries ... Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10; Dork Diaries 11 • Amazon Business $91.43 1 $91.43
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set (1) • Amazon Business $31.67 2 $63.34
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $60.16 1 $60.16
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $56.61 1 $56.61
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $47.27 1 $47.27
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $46.10 1 $46.10
Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Hard Cover Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) (The Inheritance Cycle) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Red Queen 4-Book Hardcover Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $39.67 1 $39.67
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $38.16 1 $38.16
Matched Trilogy box set • Amazon Business $37.18 1 $37.18
The School for Good and Evil Series Box Set: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
The Uglies Collection: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon Business $30.95 1 $30.95
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Smile • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Sisters • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Guts • Amazon Business $17.51 1 $17.51
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69

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