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Ms. Amodeo from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 20+ book titles, including the Junie B. Jones series, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and the Chronicles of Narnia series.

  • $241 goal

This project expired on September 25, 2010.

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My Students

My fourth graders have spoken. I asked them what they wanted for an end-of-the-year treat, and they called out in unison, "More books!"

My students live in a working class and immigrant neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Our Title 1 school serves a hard-working community. School is an important outlet for my students, who are surrounded by gangs and poverty. What they most want from their education, though, is an opportunity to venture into other worlds through reading.

My Project

At the beginning of the year, I gave my students a reading challenge. "Read one million words by Halloween." They did it. "Read five million words by spring break." No problem. They are so enthusiastic about reading that I am rewarding them by letting them choose the next books that will come into our classroom library. They all wrote wish lists, and here are the results. What inspires my kids? Current series of books, like "Breaking Dawn" from the Twilight series, The Lightning Thief, Lemony Snicket, and the Spiderwick Chronicles. Humorous books like Junie B Jones and Marvin Redpost. And classics like The Chronicles of Narnia.

When these books arrive, my kids will cheer.

We'll open each book and celebrate its title. We'll pass them around and take turns reading through each series. We will have a party celebrating reading and literacy, and the power of books. My students and I thank you.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.44 1 $13.44
The Grim Grotto: Book the Eleventh (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38
The Slippery Slope: Book the Tenth (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38
The Penultimate Peril: Book the Twelfth (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
The End: Book the Thirteenth (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! Denise Brunkus, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever!: Books 5-8 Denise Brunkus • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Spiderwick Chronicles: Box Set Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black • Barnes and Noble $35.99 1 $35.99
How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon Series #1) Cressida Cowell • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $32.40 1 $32.40
Kidnapped at Birth? (Marvin Redpost Series #1) Neal Hughes, Neal Hughes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Class President (Marvin Redpost Series #5), Vol. 5 Louis Sachar, Amy Wummer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Why Pick On Me? (Marvin Redpost Series #2), Vol. 2 Barbara Sullivan, Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator), Neal Hughes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Flying Birthday Cake? (Marvin Redpost Series #6) Louis Sachar, Amy Wummer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1) Geronimo Stilton, Matt Wolf (Illustrator), Larry Keys (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

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