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Ms. LaBar from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read and I Shall Succeed

Help me give my students new books to enhance their love of reading.

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school in Pennsylvania, and all receive free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast. They attend a typical, inner-city school. Most face serious obstacles before they even walk through​ the doors in the morning. Our goal is to make our school a safe and loving environment.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and different countries.

This makes our school pretty special in so many ways. The students all work so hard and are very deserving of this project.

My Project

My students have never had the opportunity to sit and read for enjoyment. I started recommending books and talking about them in class, and now I have a group that can not get enough. The problem is we do not have access to new materials. I want to see my students grow into avid readers, and these books will help so much. They will be able to take them home and read on weekends and holidays. They can then come in and exchange their books for something new. If I can instill the love of reading in one or two students, I feel like this is a success.

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Ms. LaBar
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Disney Princess - Mixed: Villain Tales (Slipcase Villains Disney) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
The Infernal Devices, the Complete Collection: Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince; Clockwork Princess • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
The Demonic • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Nightmares & Dreamscapes • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Intercepts: A horror novel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Ghost Song • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Daughter: A gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Complete Instant Pot Cookbook for Beginners: 550 Quick and Delicious Instant Pot Recipes for Smart People on a Budget (pressure cooker recipes) • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
The Housekeeper: A twisted psychological thriller • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Sleep Experiment: An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller (World's Scariest Legends) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Stand • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Spectrum Critical Thinking for Math, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
The Shining • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Elevation • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Spectrum Math Workbook, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Night Shift • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Loyal Wife: A gripping psychological thriller with a twist • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Bantam Classics) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87

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