You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Boitano from Richmond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Novel Studies to Promote Literacy!

My students need novels in order to understand the joy of reading and meet the common core standards for reading literature in 6th grade.

  • $745 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This will be my first year teaching 6th grade. For three years I taught 5th grade and last year I taught 4-6th computer literacy skills. I want to start my first year with 6th graders strong with as much literature I can expose them too as possible.

Many of our students experience trauma at home.

However, my students come to school with an enthusiasm for learning. The teachers at my school are devoted to addressing student needs. We are trained in the curriculum to help support our second language learners to succeed. My students are exceptional in their ability to overcome. They have made great progress in their reading, and many of those students who had come to me and sworn off reading are now the ones secretly reading under their desk when they are not supposed to. Many of them are motivated readers but lack a choice in what they read, as many of them do not have books at home and as a class, we only visit the library once a week. In fifth grade, it is crucial to encourage students a love of reading so that they may succeed.

My Project

Many of my students do not have books of their own at home. Many also did not grow up in a situation where they were read to constantly. I want to foster a love of reading for them by allowing us as a class to read wonderful literature together. Restart is a great novel about bullying and forgiveness. Esperanza Rising is a historical fiction story of perseverance with a female lead. Bud Not Buddy is a classic story of a boy trying to find his dad. These novels also act as material for us to address the common core standards in an exciting way.

Mrs. Boitano
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Boitano is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 34 $198.22
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 34 $173.40
Restart • AKJ Education $5.10 34 $173.40

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


9 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Richmond","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2612403],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3375553,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":34,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Boitano","authorIds":{"2612403":{"owner":"Mrs. Boitano","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3375553],"proposalHash":"-1999778943","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20514405,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTU5NjY5Ng==","NTYyMzMyMQ==","MzM4NDkxNg==","NjE3OTY0","NTQ4ODI0MQ==","MzQwODU0Ng==","MzQwNzE0NQ==","NDY3ODc4Ng==","NTU5NjgzNA=="],"teacherId":2612403,"schoolCounty":"Contra Costa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}