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Ms. Cook from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Multicultural Fiction, Please

My students need 40 new books to replace copies that have been "loved to death," along with a few popular new titles.

  • $554 goal

This project expired on March 25, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have loved these books to death and want more!

The few copies we still have are falling apart, but we lack the funds to replace them.

My students are in grades 6-8, and our school is a very diverse urban environment. Many of my students are struggling readers. Despite their challenges, they have fallen in love with books like Sharon Draper's Romiette and Julio and her Hazelwood High trilogy.

My Project

While it's always fun to explore new ideas and environments through literature, many of my students form a special connection with characters and situations they can relate to personally. My goal is to provide my students with the books that offer this opportunity to develop personal, meaningful connections to literature. These are the books that keep my kids reading and wanting more.

It's so much easier to help my students become stronger readers when they love what they're reading.

These titles will connect my students to books they love and set them on the path toward becoming life-long readers.

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 730 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tears Of A Tiger (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $14.70 2 $29.40
Tyrell Coe Booth • Barnes and Noble $13.79 2 $27.58
You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems about Boys Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $11.61 2 $23.22
The Battle Of Jericho (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Battle of Jericho Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Begging for Change Sharon Flake • Barnes and Noble $6.83 2 $13.66
Copper Sun Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $7.68 2 $15.36
Copper Sun (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $16.79 2 $33.58
Darkness Before Dawn Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.97 3 $17.91
Darkness Before Dawn (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $14.70 2 $29.40
Tyrell Coe Booth • Barnes and Noble $7.68 2 $15.36
Jumped Rita Williams-Garcia • Barnes and Noble $11.61 2 $23.22
Just Another Hero Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.97 2 $11.94
Just Another Hero (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Sharon Draper • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Lockdown Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Money Hungry Sharon Flake, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 2 $13.66
Money Hungry (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $15.73 1 $15.73
November Blues Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
November Blues Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Romiette and Julio Sharon M. Draper, Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 3 $17.91
Romiette And Julio (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Snitch Allison van Diepen • Barnes and Noble $6.83 2 $13.66
Tears of a Tiger Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.97 2 $11.94

Materials cost

$398.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$470.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.07

Total project goal

$553.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.79

4 Donors

-$85.20

Donations toward project cost

-$81.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.60

match offer

-$457.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$389.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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