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Ms. Odetunde from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Is Lit: Reading Is Fundamental

Help me give my students books that will challenge and entertain them. My students are interested in reading books like The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia. It helps them escape their world, even for a moment.

  • $946 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are smart, resilient, and hardworking. Every time I raise the bar, they always exceed it. They are from South West, Houston TX and are considered a part of an underserved community. Despite this, their hunger for learning about the world and the issues that go on around them is inspiring. They subscribe to the school of thought that they don't have to be a product of their environment. Their drive is exceptional and they deserve all the best!

My Project

I taught English last year and while we had a class library, it was nothing to write home about. My students wanted to read books that will excite them but the books we had in our class library were not up to par and were uninteresting and mundane to them. It discouraged them from reading.

I decided to speak to a few of them that especially felt discouraged from reading and highly uninterested in reading.

I wanted to understand them and what kind of books they might be interested in. After I spoke with a few of them, I bought a few books and distributed them. In the days that followed, as they read, the light in their eyes as they spoke to me about these books and the characters that resonated with them was heartwarming. Unfortunately, I could not afford every type of book to meet every students need.

This is why this project is important to me. I want to provide every genre of book to fit the variety and interest of the students in my classroom.

Ms. Odetunde
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $56.88 1 $56.88
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $31.02 1 $31.02
Dry Erase Pockets Sheet Protectors - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Plastic Sleeves - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $27.81 1 $27.81
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings • Amazon Business $24.67 1 $24.67
Classic Fairy Tales Vol 1 (1) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic stories • Amazon Business $19.14 1 $19.14
The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Paper Mate Gel Pens | InkJoy Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 10 Count • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
AP English Language and Composition: With Online Tests (Barron's Test Prep) • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Jayd's Legacy (Drama High, Book 3) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and many more classic stories • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
5 Steps to a 5: 500 AP English Literature Questions to Know by Test Day, Second Edition • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Succulent Planter Pot - Set of 3 - Assorted White Blue and Pink Ceramic Decorative Small Flower Plant Pot with Drainage - Home Office Desk Garden Mini Cactus Pot Indoor Decoration • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
peluda • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Corazón • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Tesoro • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Spitzy's Dear Students I Believe in Your 12 x 18 inch Poster for Teachers of All Levels - Elementary, Middle, High School, and College • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Cracking the AP English Language & Composition Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Moivational & Inspirational Perpetual Daily Flip Calendar with Self-Standing Easel • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Outshine –The Best is Yet to Come Wooden Motivational Quote Sign, Rustic Wall Décor, 6”x10” Hand-Stained Hanging Home Decoration Gift • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Dual Markers Brush Pen, Bullet Journal Pen Fine Point Coloring Marker & Brush Highlighter Pen for Hand Lettering Coloring Book Sketching Note Taking Writing Planner Art Supplier(36 Colors Pen Set) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
P. Graham Dunn Always Remember You are Braver Than You Think 4x6 Wall Plaque • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Watch Us Rise • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Peter Pan (Word Cloud Classics) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Barely Missing Everything • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Drama High: Hustlin' • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Here to Stay • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Drama High: Frenemies • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Americanah • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Oliver Twist • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
AmazonBasics Washable Liquid School Glue, 5 oz Bottle, Clear, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Money Hungry (new cover) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
One Second After (A John Matherson Novel) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Begging for Change (new cover) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Inspirational Scripture Stickers- Set of 42 Scalloped Edge Seals, 3/4" x 2-1/2" • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The Vocabulary Builder Workbook: Simple Lessons and Activities to Teach Yourself Over 1,400 Must-Know Words • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Battle of Jericho (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
Forged by Fire • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Tears of a Tiger • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Darkness Before Dawn • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Smooffly Gaming Mouse Pad Custom,Set Goals Say Prayers Work Hard Floral Mouse Pad - Neoprene Inspirational Quote Mousepad • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Just Another Hero (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

Materials cost

$761.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$803.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.76

Total project goal

$945.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$945.05

10 Donors

-$466.00

Donations toward project cost

-$407.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$465.81

Match offers toward project cost

-$395.94

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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