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  • $780 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Pearsall
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Our Classroom Library Made Me Cry: The Sequel

My students need 59 books including titles from JK Rowling and Judy Blume.

I teach 6th grade English at a school for gifted and talented students in a high-need community. My students are extremely bright and eager to read.

Our school has no library, and the books that we do have for the classroom are mostly ones that I have brought from my own son's collection. My students have devoured everything I've brought in and are starting to read books for the second and third time. I'm afraid some of them will lose interest if I don't get new books soon.

Most of my students come from homes where English is not the primary language. The only chance they get to read is at school during independent reading time. The students are willing and able to become great readers and thinkers. All they need are books that will keep them excited about reading.

Your help will ensure that my students will learn to love books and get to experience the worlds that open up when we read.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoot Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Heat Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
BFF*: Two Novels by Judy Blume--Just as Long as We're Together/Here's to You, Rachel Robinson (*Best Friends Forever) Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
Best of John Bellairs John Bellairs • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-6) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $39.85 1 $39.85
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Mouse and His Child Russell Hoban, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Not-So-Jolly Roger: The Time Warp Trio Series #2 Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Your Mother Was a Neanderthal: The Time Warp Trio Series #4 Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy: The Time Warp Trio Series #3 Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Knights of the Kitchen Table: The Time Warp Trio Series #1 Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am the Cheese Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Chocolate War Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $6.75 1 $6.75
Little House in the Big Woods: (Little House Series: Classic Stories) Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lefaivre, Garth Williams (Illustrator), Morrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Series #3) Philip Pullman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart Series #2) Philip Pullman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Series #1) Philip Pullman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles Series #2) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Misfits James Howe, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Deenie Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume 1: The Pox Party M. T. Anderson • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Princess Academy Shannon Hale • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Travel Team Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Coraline Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1) Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Thief Lord Cornelia Funke, Christian Burmingham (Illustrator), Oliver Latsch (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Borrowers Mary Norton, Beth Krush (Illustrator), Joe Krush (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Sisterhood 4-Book Boxed Set Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $33.15 1 $33.15
Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure Georgia Byng • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Molly Moon, Micky Minus, and the Mind Machine Georgia Byng • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Molly Moon Stops the World Georgia Byng • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism Georgia Byng • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Bad Kitty Michele Jaffe • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Uglies Box Set (Uglies, Pretties, Specials) [3 Volume Set] Scott Westerfeld • Barnes and Noble $15.59 1 $15.59
Extras Scott Westerfeld, Designed by Rodrigo Corral • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Before I Die Jenny Downham • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Time and Again Jack Finney, Lawrence Ratzkin (Photographer), Designed by Mary Bess Engel, Designed by Eve Metz • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Flush Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Max the Mighty Rodman Philbrick, W. R. Philbrick • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E.L. Konigsburg • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O'Brien, Zena Bernstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Barrel of Laughs: A Vale of Tears Jules Feiffer, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
The Man in the Ceiling Jules Feiffer, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Scorpia (Alex Rider Series #5) Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Ark Angel (Alex Rider Series #6) Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Eagle Strike (Alex Rider Series #4) Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Snakehead (Alex Rider Series #7) Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39

Materials cost

$552.75

Vendor shipping charges

$55.28

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$639.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.27

Total project goal

$779.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$779.27

4 Donors

-$375.76

Donations toward project cost

-$319.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.36

match offer

-$376.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$308.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by The Wachovia Foundation and 4 other donors.

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