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Ms. Clarke from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Advanced Reading Challenges!

My students need 23 books of classic literature.

  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Fabulous 8th grade students in an urban inner city charter school are craving books! The school district is offering an incentive program, yet the books needed to participate are difficult for the kids to attain. Sure, they can go to the local public library, but to have these books in the classroom would definitely ensure the participation of many more!

The greatest gift we can give to children is the gift of reading! For many of my students in the 8th grade they haven't had the pleasures of a complete classroom library, much less school library. I want to provide them with every opportunity to be a success and a thorough classroom library would definitely enhance learning.

The school district provided a list of books to qualify for the incentive. I would like to build this classroom library with as many of the books on this list as possible!

This is an excellent opportunity for you to give students who love new things, new books! They are so excited when I bring in a stack of books for their library, and all of the books are borrowed within a couple of hours. Please, put a new classic novel in every student's hand in one day!

Ms. Clarke
Grades 6-8
  • Imagine Academy of Environmental Science & Math
  • Saint Louis, MO
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
The Story of My Life Helen Keller • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $7.99 1 $7.99
All Creatures Great and Small James Herriot • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
The Adventures of Robin Hood Roger Lancelyn Green, Arthur Hall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Miracle Worker William Gibson • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank, B. M. Mooyaart (Translator), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Silas Marner George Eliot • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Count of Monte Cristo (abridged) (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Alexandre Dumas, Luc Sante (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The City of Ember (Books of Ember Series #1) Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Night to Remember Walter Lord, Nathaniel Philbrick (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
White Fang Jack London, K. A. Applegate • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Call of the Wild Jack London, Dwight Swain (Afterword), Foreword by Dwight Swain • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69
Inherit the Wind Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue Julius Lester • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
A Ring of Endless Light Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Primrose Way Jackie French Koller • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Separate Peace John Knowles • Barnes and Noble $9.60 1 $9.60
Kim (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Rudyard Kipling, Jeffrey Meyers (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00

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