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  • $432 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Kieran
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Novels: Inquiring Minds Want to Know About These Authors

My students need 40 novels by current young adult authors, including titles such as "One Fat Summer" and "The Chief" by Robert Lipsyte.

In order to satisfy our state Language Arts standards, my students immersed themselves in a year long Author Study. Working in groups (and independently at times) students researched the author's life, read their works, prepared visual and oral presentations, and completed a culmination project that compared the author's work to other authors. During this year long process, it is my hope that the more reluctant readers will also connect with an author that will open up the world of literature for them and help to make them life long learners. There are many wonderful young adult authors on the market these days, but the more current the book, the more expensive it is. Most of my of my students do not have access to a book store or a well-stocked library in their neighborhoods. I would like to have 40 copies of current titles by some of the most popular young adult authors such as Sharon M. Draper, Sarah Dessen, Richard Peck, and Will Hobbs - just to name a few. With these high interest titles at their disposal, I know my students will find their year long study a joy instead of just another assignment. Thank you in advance for helping to make my students life long readers.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Fat Summer Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Chief Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Warrior Angel Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Brave Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Contender Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells Series #2) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Letters from Rifka Karen Hesse • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells Series #2) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Totally Joe James Howe • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen James Howe (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Pants on Fire Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Airhead Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
How to Be Popular Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
After Tupac and D Foster Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Leaving Fishers Margaret Peterson Haddix, Ken Kaminesky (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Escape from Memory Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The House on the Gulf Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Far North Will Hobbs • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Crossing the Wire Will Hobbs • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Beastly Alex Flinn • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Diva Alex Flinn • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Ghost Belonged to Me Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Are You in the House Alone? Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fair Weather Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Lock and Key Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $13.29 2 $26.58
Jinx Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Copper Sun Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $8.09 5 $40.45
The Battle of Jericho Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Romiette and Julio Sharon M. Draper, Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
November Blues Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18

Materials cost

$299.88

Vendor shipping charges

$29.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$354.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.71

Total project goal

$431.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$431.71

7 Donors

-$416.47

Donations toward project cost

-$354.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 140 students.

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