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

Mission: Become Lifelong Readers!

My students need 73 high interest, leveled novels!

  • $990 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are quickly learning to love and value reading. I need more books to keep this momentum going in my classroom, and for the rest of their lives.

I teach at a high poverty, high minority charter school in Houston, TX.

I need more high interest teen novels to ensure my kids are having great experiences while reading. My goal this year is to make my students love and value reading. The demographics for our school are as follows: 90% of students are first-generation college bound; 80% of students are economically disadvantaged; 95% of students are Hispanic or African American; Almost all students enter our school at least one grade level behind in math and reading.

My Project

All of the novels I'm asking for have been requested by one or more of my students. With these books, I will form book clubs, which will build my students' critical thinking skills. The students will also be able to use these books for their "Just Right Book," which is the book that they are required to read for 40 minutes a night for homework. Providing students with an abundance of books gives them the ability to choose their own book. I have quickly learned that providing my students with choice not only empowers them, but also motivates them to work hard in and out of the classroom.

This project is critical to my students' success.

I know that they will read more with a variety of books readily available to them. Growing my classroom library guarantees my students success in 8th grade ELA, as well as their other academic subjects. By providing my students with the tools to become lifelong readers, I am providing a critical foundation for success in school and the real world.

Ms. Stern
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
When I Was a Soldier • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
So Not the Drama • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Of Mice and Men • AKJ Books $7.30 1 $7.30
Adios to All the Drama • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
The Kite Runner • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Bang • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
An Abundance of Katherines • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pretty Little Liars Box Set Sara Shepard • AKJ Books $21.89 1 $21.89
Maus I and II Paperback Boxed Set, Set • AKJ Books $23.29 1 $23.29
The Body of Christopher Creed • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The Fairest • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
No Fear • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Just Listen • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars Series #1) Sara She • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Decision Time (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Heartless (Pretty Little Liars Series #7) Sara Shepard • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Shattering Glass • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
10 Things to Do Before You''re 16 • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Art Geeks and Prom Queens • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fabulous • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Crunch Time • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
L8r, G8r (Later, Gator) (Internet Girls Series #3) Lauren My • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Notes from the Midnight Driver • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Pretty Little Liars • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Flash Burnout • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Complete Maus: A Survivor''s Tale • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
Night (Hardcover) • AKJ Books $15.33 1 $15.33
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks E. Lockhart • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Wicked (Pretty Little Liars Series #5) Sara Shepard • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Glitter: A Baby Drama, Vol. 4 Babygiirl Daniels • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
ttfn (Ta-Ta for Now) (Internet Girls Series #2) Lauren Myrac • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Diary of Anne Frank: And Related Readings • AKJ Books $18.72 1 $18.72
A Prayer for Owen Meany • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Everything You Want • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Man''s Search for Meaning • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Carrie Diaries Candace Bushnell • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Two-Way Street • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Vanished (Private Series #12) Kate Brian • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
White Teeth • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
48 Shades of Brown • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Albatross • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Dial L for Loser (Clique) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Flash Burnout L. K. Madigan • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Funny How Things Change Melissa Wyatt • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Heartless • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Killer • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Party Tom Leveen • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Survival in Auschwitz • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Bo • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Big Girls Don''t Cry • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Crazy Hot (The Au Pairs Series #4) Melissa de La Cruz • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Drama Queens • AKJ Books $8.03 1 $8.03
Girl • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
L. A. Candy (L. A Candy Series #1) Lauren Conrad • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Leap into Darkness • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Notes from the Midnight Driver Jordan Sonnenblick • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Private • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Rena''s Promise • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Voices of the Holocaust • AKJ Books $15.54 1 $15.54
A Prayer for Owen Meany • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Bright Lights, Big City • AKJ Books $10.95 2 $21.90
Hollywood Girls Club • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Netherland • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
South of Broad • AKJ Books $21.86 2 $43.72
Anne Frank''s Tales from the Secret Annex • AKJ Books $4.02 2 $8.04
The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln • AKJ Books $11.68 2 $23.36
The World According to Garp • AKJ Books $11.68 2 $23.36
When the Morning Comes • AKJ Books $10.21 2 $20.42
Wildflower • AKJ Books $17.64 2 $35.28

Materials cost

$799.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$841.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.42

Total project goal

$989.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$989.48

1 Donor

-$989.48

Donations toward project cost

-$841.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.42

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$0.00

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