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Ms. LaBar from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Love of Reading in the City

Help me give my students new books to put in their hands so they can learn to love reading.

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school in Pennsylvania, and all receive free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast. They attend a typical, inner-city school. Most face serious obstacles before they even walk through​ the doors in the morning. Our goal is to make our school a safe and loving environment.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and different countries.

This makes our school pretty special in so many ways. The students all work so hard and are very deserving of this project.

My Project

My students have never had the opportunity to sit and read for enjoyment. I started recommending books and talking about them in class, and now I have a group that can not get enough. The problem is we do not have access to new materials. I want to see my students grow into avid readers, and these books will help so much. They will be able to take them home and read on weekends and holidays. They can then come in and exchange their books for something new. If I can instill the love of reading in one or two students, I feel like this is a success.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Glass Castle • AKJ Education $12.41 2 $24.82
The Giving Tree with CD 40th Anniversary • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
It • AKJ Education $13.58 1 $13.58
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Into the Wild • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Little Women (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $9.90 1 $9.90
What Was I Scared Of? (A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Of Mice and Men • AKJ Education $8.76 1 $8.76
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.28 1 $8.28
Things I Should Have Known • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Stuck in Neutral • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
The Neverending Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Pippi Longstocking • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Macbeth • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
11/22/63 • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
Tales from Shakespeare • AKJ Education $3.63 1 $3.63
Grimm's Fairy Tales • AKJ Education $3.34 1 $3.34
Frank Lloyd Wright (Up Close) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Fingers • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
War of the Witches • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Fearless #5 Kiss • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50
Die Laughing • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50
Morganville Vampires #2 • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50
Fearless Twisted 4 • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50
Fearless #19 Twins • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50

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