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Ms. L. from Miami FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Succeed!

Help me give my students access to high interest novels that cater to students with a range of different reading levels.

  • $1,004 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a diverse set of countries all over the Caribbean, South America, and Central America. Many of them are first-generation immigrants, whose parents come in search of the American Dream. In terms of socioeconomic class, many of my students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, much like myself. Despite all of the challenges my students face at home, on the streets, and at school, they never cease to amaze me with their hard work and determination.

Given that many of our students come from low-income families, they lack the resources needed to obtain the very best education they deserve.

As I look around my class, I'm proud to say that I see a group of incredibly talented and intelligent students that excel in debate, cheerleading, track, band, football, theater, dance, and choir. I truly believe every single one of my students has what it takes to do anything they set their minds to. They just need the resources and opportunities to make it happen.

My Project

Reading is a fundamental skill that will impact my students' in all areas of their current and future education. Every exam they take from here on out will require them to be proficient readers. Exams in all other content areas—whether it be Biology, Algebra, or History—require them to read and comprehend written questions or problems. For that reason, it is imperative that they improve their literacy skills through independent reading.

These books hold the key to my students' success in high school, college, and their future careers.

In order to increase their reading proficiency, they must practice their reading and cultivate a passion for knowledge. Reading fiction is a fun way to pique students' interest in reading more generally. In the long run, this will allow students to increase their reading comprehension, which will in turn lead them to improve in all subject areas. Moreover, it will prepare them for the SAT, college, and a successful career in the future.

Ms. L.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Series Of Unfortunate Events Collection 13 Books Set Pack • Amazon Business $86.78 1 $86.78
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $82.47 1 $82.47
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter • Amazon Business $70.66 1 $70.66
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set • Amazon Business $32.17 1 $32.17
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $29.12 1 $29.12
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $14.11 2 $28.22
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $27.73 1 $27.73
Silence • Amazon Business $27.08 1 $27.08
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
The Ender Quartet Boxed Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $19.76 1 $19.76
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Milk and Honey • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Homemade Love • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Beyoncé: Running the World: The Biography • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.81 1 $11.81
Brave New World • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Things Fall Apart • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hoops • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
The Last Time I'll Write About You • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Night Hoops • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Animal Farm • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Hip-Hop High School • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Money Hungry (new cover) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Right of Way • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$810.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$852.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.52

Total project goal

$1,003.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,003.49

3 Donors

-$1,003.49

Donations toward project cost

-$852.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$150.52

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$0.00

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