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Mrs. Mariscal from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Your Heart's Content

Help me give my students the right interest books to keep them reading. Books such as, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books presented in colorful illustrations, allow all my students to enjoy reading them.

  • $433 goal

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My Students

Despite the budget cuts that our schools experience in the inner city of Chicago, our elementary school persists in supporting our inquisitive, avid readers through our library program.

Our students love to come into the school library and enjoy checking books of their choice.

If you visit our school library you will see a diverse group of students wonder, discover, explore, create, question the world around them through the reading of a good book.

As a teacher-librarian, I encourage reading and information exploration. Our library program is an essential part of our school. We value the power of information that comes from reading.

My Project

Interest books in the hands of my 4th through 8th grade students will help them continue to find joy in reading. As a Librarian I seek to promote the love of reading in my students.

I need your help in providing the right books for them to engage in reading.

These books were hand picked so that all my students with varying reading levels can enjoy a book. Whether they want to engage in reading a short novel, an illustrated book, or a graphic novel, we want them to read to their heart's content. I invite you to be part of making this possible for my middle school students. Your donation will make it possible for them to keep reading for growth. Thank you.

Mrs. Mariscal
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 3) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Sunny Rolls the Dice • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
Stargazing • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever (14) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 3): Robots Revolt (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Count Me In • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.79 2 $11.58
Keeper of the Lost Cities • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Beverly, Right Here • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Epic Zero 4: Tales of a Total Waste of Time • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Epic Zero 2: Tales of a Pathetic Power Failure • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Epic Zero 3: Tales of a Super Lame Last Hope • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities) • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Exile (2) (Keeper of the Lost Cities) • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2): The Invisible Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Epic Zero: Tales of a Not-So-Super 6th Grader • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Monster Problems: Vampire Misfire (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97

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