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Ms. Whitaker from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Whitaker's Library!

Help me give my students an updated library full of bilingual books and compelling stories to expand their minds!

  • $1,197 goal

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My Students

My students are voracious 5th grade readers from the city of Camden! When people typically think of Camden, they think of the poverty and violence that the media choose to focus on when describing our city. However, my students prove every day just how much hope and promise exist here. In our class, there are readers of all skill levels and abilities that are always anxious to read new and exciting material. Their eyes light up whenever they have the chance to explore a new world through a book.

My Project

Students at my school are building the habits of strong readers, and are required to have an independent reading book with them at all times! We are trying to instill in them a love of reading that will last them their whole lives. I want kids to be able to choose books that are just right for them from a variety of different genres and from authors who look like and write about people who look just like them. Because they read so much, we need some new titles to ensure that they find books that appeal to their developing interests.

Our homeroom has several English-language learners and it would be amazing to also give them a selection of Spanish-language books that they can read while they learn a new language.

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

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This project will reach 119 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diario de Greg (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) (11 Books) • AKJ Education $143.58 1 $143.58
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 4 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $110.56 1 $110.56
Sofia Martinez (6 books) Spanish • AKJ Education $95.72 1 $95.72
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Best Sellers (16 books) • AKJ Education $76.14 1 $76.14
Judy Moody (9 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $53.54 1 $53.54
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $45.94 1 $45.94
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $44.49 1 $44.49
Stink (5 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $31.24 1 $31.24
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $21.56 1 $21.56
The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Scary Stories Paperback Box Set: The Complete 3-Book Collection with Classic Art by Stephen Gammell • Amazon Business $18.31 1 $18.31
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
For Black Girls Like Me • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
My P.E. Teacher is a Ninja (The Wonder Who Crew) • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
A Good Kind of Trouble • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Bird & Squirrel on the Edge! • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Ninja Farts: Silent But Deadly (The Disgusting Adventures of Milo Snotrocket) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bird & Squirrel On the Run (Bird & Squirrel #1) • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
Bird & Squirrel On Ice (Bird & Squirrel #2) • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7) (Volume 7) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 8) (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up (Bird & Squirrel #5) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Hombre Perro y Supergatito (Dog Man and Cat Kid) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown: Lunch Lady #4 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 9): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
I Need a New Butt! • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56

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