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Mrs. Wall from Denham Spgs LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading Fun!

The cost of 39 different titles from Barnes & Noble, including Maniac Magee, Hatchet, Hoot, Flush, and Tiger Rising, as well as a bookcase from Office Depot is $569, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a language arts teacher to Gifted students in grades 6, 7, and 8. When I accepted this position, I had just completed teaching for two years in a high school. Therefore, many of the books that I had collected for my classroom library were not appropriate for middle school students. Here's the problem: I have twenty-eight intelligent students who have the ability to get lost in the incredible world of reading, but many of them think that it is not "cool" or "fun." So I got a bright idea. If I could give the students the freedom to read books of their choice in class, then maybe their interest in books would increase. I know that, when I was a kid, I hated the books that my teacher MADE me read, but I liked reading on my own time. So, my students were pretty keen to my idea. They started reading more, and they seemed to like it more and more each day. In fact, I have one student who, on the first day of school, told me that he hated reading. After spending a great deal of time reading books of his choice, he grew to like it. Before the Christmas holiday, he told me that it is now his favorite thing to do. I want more stories like this. The problem is that I don't have much of a library in my classroom. I tell the students to read, but I don't have many books to offer. I would like to have books of all kinds. This way, my students will have plenty to choose from, and they will find books to suit their interests. I am wishing for various books from Barnes and Noble and a bookshelf from Office Depot. Thank you so much for considering my proposal. Please know that my students would benefit greatly from this. My goal is that my students become lifelong readers, and I believe that this will help that to happen.

Mrs. Wall
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bush(R) Commercial 72quot Bookcase, 5 Shelves, Harvest Cherry • Office Depot Inc. $76.49 1 $76.49
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $29.35 1 $29.35
Eldest Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Flush Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuskin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy #1) Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $13.26 1 $13.26
Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Jeanne Birdsall • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Size 12 Is Not Fat (A Heather Wells Mystery) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Invasion of the Boy Snatchers Lisi Harrison • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Gossip Girl Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Best Friends for Never (The Clique Series) Lisi Harrison • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Northern Light Jennifer Donnelly • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Hoot Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Tom Clancy's Op-Center: War of Eagles Created by Tom Clancy, Jeff Rovin • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Outsiders S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
This Lullaby Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Holiday Princess: A Princess Diaries Book Meg Cabot, Chesley McLaren (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.49 1 $6.49
Uglies Scott Westerfeld, Designed by Rodrigo Corral • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pretties Scott Westerfeld, Pelleteri Carissa • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card, Orson Scott Card (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (A Mary Russell Mystery) Laurie R. King • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Sea of Fire Created by Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin, Steve R. Pieczenik, Created by Steve Pieczenik • Barnes and Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Face on the Milk Carton Caroline B. Cooney, Berridge • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Tiger Rising Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Safe House (1-800-Where-R-You Series) Jenny Carroll, Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hatchet Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Sanctuary (1-800-Where-R-You Series) Jenny Carroll, Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Prophecy of the Stones Flavia Bujor, Linda Coverdale (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Secret of Castle Cant K. P. Bath, David Christiana (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Triss Brian Jacques, David Elliot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.99 1 $2.99
The Last Dance Tim LaHaye, Bob DeMoss • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99

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