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Ms. Epker from Hannibal MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivated Readers Need Books

My students need 29 quality books added to our classroom library.

  • $304 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you found a book that you could not put down? A book that had characters facing the same challenges you were facing or a book that was so well written that you couldn't wait to read more?

My students are just beginning to get hooked on reading, and are asking for more books!

I teach in a low income district where more than half of the students receive free or reduced lunch. Many of my students do not have books provided at home, and rely on our classroom library for their reading material. I am trying to instill a love of reading in my students, and it is working! My students have read through the books I have in our classroom library, and are asking for more titles.

My Project

The list of books requested are books that my students are asking to read. Many of these books are not available in our school library due to budget cuts. Many of the titles my students are asking for are from the ALA's best books of the year list. To be on this list the books, recommended for those ages 12-18, must meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction that reflects the diversity of the teen experience, nonfiction that brings to teens an awareness of the world they live in and its history, and fantastical stories told in both narrative and graphic formats. My student are anxious to read, and I am anxious to provide books that will keep them reading!

You can help my students by providing quality literature for our classroom that my students will remember for a lifetime.

Books can open a whole new world to students. By encouraging a love of reading in children, you are making an investment in their future.

Ms. Epker
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Year My Sister Got Lucky Aimee Friedman • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Deep Down Popular Phoebe Stone • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Listening at the Gate (The Seeker Chronicles Series) Betsy James, Betsy James (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Abundance of Katherines John Green • Barnes and Noble $1.89 1 $1.89
Looking for Alaska John Green • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles Series #2) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles Series #3) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3) Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
Generation Dead (Generation Dead Series #1) Daniel Waters • Barnes and Noble $3.79 1 $3.79
Kiss of Life (Generation Dead Series #2) Daniel Waters • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Play Me Laura Ruby • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher • Barnes and Noble $3.79 1 $3.79
Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls Series #1) Maggie Stiefvater • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls Series #2) Maggie Stiefvater • Barnes and Noble $9.99 1 $9.99
The Bar Code Rebellion Suzanne Weyn • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
All The Broken Pieces Ann Burg • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Hate List Jennifer Brown • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Fire Kristin Cashore • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Because I Am Furniture Thalia Chaltas • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Found (Missing Series #1) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Sent (Missing Series #2) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Sabotaged (Missing Series #3) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $9.43 1 $9.43
Million-Dollar Throw Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #1) Chris d'Lacey • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Icefire (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #2) Chris d'Lacey • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Warrior Heir (Heir Series #1) Cinda Williams Chima • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Wizard Heir (Heir Series #2) Cinda Williams Chima • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Dragon Heir (Heir Series #3) Cinda Williams Chima • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68

Materials cost

$220.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$258.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.59

Total project goal

$303.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$303.96

3 Donors

-$123.00

Donations toward project cost

-$104.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

match offer

-$180.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$153.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.14

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$0.00

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