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Ms. Fernandez from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mamba Mentality Reading Madness!

Help me give my students access to an inviting library that will fuel their reading fire and help them ace their reading goals!

  • $477 goal

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My Students

Barack Obama once stated, "Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible, from complex word problems and the meaning of our history to scientific discovery and technological proficiency." Help the future mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and educators of the world gain access to the career of their dreams! The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance reported that [64 percent of eighth-graders are reading below grade level, whereas 36 percent are reading at or above grade level]. This is alarming and a social justice issue.

All students deserve access to a quality education regardless of their zip code.

As an educator, I work diligently every day in an effort to close the word gap, but it is challenging when our classroom has limited books.

My Project

My scholars have just begun their third quarter of the school year and despite having a limited library, they are more motivated than ever to exceed their reading goals and end the year on grade level.

In order to maintain our reading investment strong and in honor of the late Kobe Bryant we are launching the first-ever March Madness + Mamba Mentality Tournament = MAMBA MENTALITY READING MADNESS!

GET EXCITED BECAUSE WE ALREADY ARE! However, our library is in need of new and relevant books to keep our scholars' investment strong throughout this tournament! Through the donation of these books, our scholars will be eager to run to our Guided Reading block and show off who has MAMBA MENTALITY!!

Ms. Fernandez
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Notebook of Doom Collection Set ( 1 - 12 ) • Amazon Business $56.15 1 $56.15
The Princess in Black 6 Book Set Action & Adventure, Humor & Funny Stories • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries / Party Time / How to Dork your Diary / Pop Star / Dear Dork / TV Star / Skating Sensation / Holiday Heartbreak / OMG / Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
The Judy Moody Most Mood-tastic Collection Ever • Amazon Business $38.93 1 $38.93
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $35.87 1 $35.87
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $35.52 1 $35.52
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $35.17 1 $35.17
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.22 1 $19.22
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
My Weird School Collection: Books 1 to 4 • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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