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Mr. Townsend from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books!

My students need high quality books that are at their level.

  • $503 goal

This project expired on September 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Chicago school where a vast majority of our students receive free or reduced price lunch. We work hard to ensure all of our students needs are being met and one of those needs is library books. Our students are intelligent, hard-working, and motivated to read, but need help finding the right books for them. Oftentimes, finding culturally relevant books can be a difficult task. Our goal is to develop our library so that it appeals to students from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of likes and interests.

My Project

We need books - including My Weird School, the Complete Buford series, Harry Potter and more. These books will help students continue to be engaged in reading as they get older and grown throughout our middle school. They also allow our struggling readers to have books that are funny and enjoyable, so they can develop a love of reading that can help them grow as readers. These books will help appeal to all levels of students whether it be a different grade, age, or even reading level. These materials will provide us will exceptional stories that are interesting and engaging.

These books will help our students continue to learn to love reading and will help make reading a sustainable habit.

Mr. Townsend
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 225 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $65.04 2 $130.08
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.76 2 $83.52
Complete Bluford Series (all 20 books) • AKJ Education $80.30 1 $80.30
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
My Weird School Daze #2: Mr. Sunny Is Funny! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #8: Miss Laney Is Zany! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #5: Officer Spence Makes No Sense! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #10: Miss Mary Is Scary! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #12: Ms. Leakey Is Freaky! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #11: Mr. Tony Is Full of Baloney! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #4: Coach Hyatt Is a Riot! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #6: Mrs. Jafee Is Daffy! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #3: Mr. Granite Is from Another Planet! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28

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