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Ms. Melvin from Las Cruces NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Melvin's Classroom Library

My students need a more rich classroom library.

  • $479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every morning I have 23 unique little individuals walk through my classroom door. Our small classroom is filled with a wide variety of personalities and academic abilities. Although it is a general education classroom, we have several special education students and English language learners. Despite a higher number are on some form of academic intervention, they perserve every single day.

Our school district and school in particular, would be considered small and of lower economic status.

We are a Title I school and all students receive free breakfast, lunch, and snack.

My Project

Reading is the key to knowledge, ideas, and dreams. Having a rich classroom library, that is appealing to all young readers in my fourth grade classroom, will enhance their reading skills and ignite a passion for reading and knowledge.

I've selected books that I believe will be of high interest or that are relatable to students in our specific community.

For example, our community is mainly made up a Hispanic population, so a book like Esperanza Rising can be inspiring and relatable to some student's family history. I also look forward to reading revolutionary books like, I Am Malala, that inspire students to seize the opportunity of education.

Ms. Melvin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 23 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $13.13 3 $39.39
Fish Girl • AKJ Education $18.25 2 $36.50
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $15.26 2 $30.52
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.62 2 $23.24
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 2 $21.88
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Doll Bones • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Serafina and the Black Cloak • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 2 $11.16
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Dracula • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $4.98 2 $9.96
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Jungle Book • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.21 2 $8.42
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Bed-Knob and Broomstick • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Neverending Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frankenstein • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Great Expectations • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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