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Mrs. Bruce from Waianae HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One World, Many Titles: Books that Inspire

My students need new engaging books that encourages them to increase independent reading, the greatest indicator of success in school. Our library is yellowed, and outdated, help me reignite their passion for reading!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

While over 90% of my students come from low-income households, my students are hard working, independent, and sweet. I have special education students, students who are learning English as a second language, and students who are in homeless shelters. There is a huge range of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds among my 48 students. I see 24 students in the morning when I teach them reading. I see, the other half in the afternoon. Over the school year we have built a relationship of trust, and I have come to cherish this amazing group of 10 year olds.

Most of my students are reading below grade-level, and many are 2-3 grade levels behind.

Majority of our classroom library books are yellowed-paperbacks reflecting the interests of white males living on the east coast. The disconnect between our classroom library and my students' interest, abilities, and background knowledge, creates a huge reading engagement challenge. Many of my students do not consider themselves readers and see reading as a chore. It has been my sole purpose this year to change these mindsets.

My Project

This supplemental classroom library project was created after bringing in books from our public library to see what inspired my students to love reading.

Initially, seeing my students go for books such as, Captain Underpants, and Dork Diaries made me cringe.

However, seeing my students truly captivated in reading has made me a believer in the engaging abilities of these trendy titles. To hear my students complain about having to STOP reading was music to my ears.

Additionally, these text are not only interesting, they are at their reading level. Accessing "just right" texts are essential keys to reading achievement. Please support us in getting this books in our classroom permanently!

Mrs. Bruce
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box Set Collection (10 Books) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Stink 10 Book Collection • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries / Party Time / How to Dork your Diary / Pop Star / Dear Dork / TV Star / Skating Sensation / Holiday Heartbreak / OMG / Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Captain Underpants Series - Complete 11 Book Collection - Adventures of Captain Underpants, Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People, Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1 • Amazon Business $43.89 1 $43.89
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $32.46 1 $32.46
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
World Without Fish • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Death by Toilet Paper • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83

Materials cost

$427.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.21

Total project goal

$568.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.04

5 Donors

-$568.04

Donations toward project cost

-$482.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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