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Ms. Fernandez from Huntington Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature Lovers Long for Larger Library

My students need a larger library including "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Anne of Green Gables" so that they have constant access to brand new books.

  • $648 goal

This project expired on June 1, 2011.

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My Students

Do you remember going to the library as a kid and picking up the perfect book to take home? Many of my students do not have that opportunity. Our classroom library is the only chance many of them get to find an interesting book to read. My goal is to provide them with a wealth of literature to read.

My students are 4th graders at a small charter school, where our motto is "College for Certain." Early on, we instill in them a passion for learning and a desire to attend and graduate from college.

My students are from an area that historically has had a low high school graduation rate, and an even lower college graduation rate. They are eager to learn, have a passion for reading and take charge of their education.

My Project

These resources will help provide my students with the library that they deserve. By funding this project you will validate the importance of reading. Unfortunately, many don't have access to public libraries and our school no longer has the funding to be able to purchase new sets of books each year. Funding this project will give them a set of brand new books to read. Silent reading is my students' favorite time of the day and I want to make sure that they have constant access to new literature. By providing these books my students will be able to have book clubs where they discuss and recommend books to their peers. They'll learn how to appreciate reading for leisure and it will help foster their passion for literature.

This project will have a lasting impression upon my students.

It will let them know that their education is valued and important. Classroom libraries are necessary to any learning environment. Providing these resources for them will give them the access to books that many of them don't have. I want to enrich their lives through literature and these books will help me achieve that goal.

Ms. Fernandez
Grades 3-5
  • Aspire Huntington PreK Charter School
  • Huntington Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Walk in the Rain Forest • AKJ Books $7.80 1 $7.80
House on Mango Street, The • AKJ Books $9.55 1 $9.55
Favorite Authors Patricia Polacco-4 Books • AKJ Books $27.00 1 $27.00
Favorite Series Harry Potter-7 Books • AKJ Books $75.80 1 $75.80
Favorite Series Percy Jackson And The Olympians-5 Books • AKJ Books $43.56 1 $43.56
Roald Dahl • AKJ Books $6.06 1 $6.06
Barack Obama An American Story • AKJ Books $4.35 1 $4.35
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw • AKJ Books $12.16 1 $12.16
Stuart Little 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Mouse and the Motorcycle, The • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Favorite Authors Beverly Cleary-21 Books • AKJ Books $158.42 1 $158.42
Katie Kazoo #15 Love Stinks • AKJ Books $3.48 1 $3.48
Math Curse • AKJ Books $15.69 1 $15.69
Katie Kazoo #11 No Messin' • AKJ Books $3.48 1 $3.48
Tales from the Crypt #2: Can You Fear Me Now? • AKJ Books $6.93 1 $6.93
Who Was Pablo Picasso? • AKJ Books $4.35 1 $4.35
Miss Nelson Has A Field Day • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Miss Nelson Is Back • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Miss Nelson is Missing • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland • AKJ Books $3.44 1 $3.44
Anne of Green Gables • AKJ Books $2.61 1 $2.61
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set (full color), The • AKJ Books $52.31 1 $52.31

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