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Ms. Calpin from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers for Life

My students need 32 new books to help them become lifelong learners. By using a variety of books I can help spark the inner reader in all of them.

  • $375 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like to escape into a good book when you were younger? Unfortunately, my students do not know what that is like because our school is so underfunded that we haven't received new books in about three years.

My students are some of the most amazing kids you would ever meet!

They are intelligent and inspirational students that just need the materials to help them reach their goals. It breaks anyone's heart to hear students being held back from their dreams by lack of money. With your help, we can give my students the books that they need to succeed in life.

My Project

The books in this project will benefit students for years to come. Each year, at least 60 students will be able to read and experience these books over and over again. The gift of reading will continue on for years to come with these books. With your hep my students can become lifelong readers.

Even the smallest donation will help my students take one step closer to becoming the lifelong readers that we hope all of our children become.

Reading is one of the most important skills that a student can learn, and with these new books my students are one step closer to mastering this skill.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Easy Kerry Cohen Hoffmann • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Girl Hero • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Kissing Doorknobs • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Leaving Paradise • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Trigger • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
A Sudden Silence • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Aftershock • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Before I Fall • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Exit Point (Orca Sounding) • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Fragments • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Freak SHow • AKJ Books $14.05 1 $14.05
Freaks and Revelations Davida Wills Hurwin • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Luna • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
All in • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Dope Sick • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Street Pharm • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Jumping Off Swings Jo Knowles • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Make Lemonade • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Push • AKJ Books $9.62 1 $9.62
Breathless • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Skinny • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Rikers High Paul Volponi • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Forget You Jennifer Echols • AKJ Books $8.14 1 $8.14
Going Too Far Jennifer Echols • AKJ Books $8.14 1 $8.14
Harmless • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
No More Us for You David Hernandez • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Endgame Nancy Garden • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
Exposed • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Fault Line • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Hush • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Slipping: A Novel Y. Blak Moore • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Trapped • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31

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