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Ms. Ventura from Lawrence MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers in the Making!

My students need an expansive classroom library that meets extensive reading level needs from books like the Amulet graphic novels to The Giver series books!

  • $1,312 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing, they truly are! Every day I greet students who are excited to learn, despite the challenges they overcome outside our school walls. About five years ago our school was deemed the lowest performing school in a failing district overtaken by the state Department of Education. Five years later, these wonderful students have surpassed expectations and moved our school to a level 1 school!

In my classroom, they are becoming little historians in the making, eager to learn about the past and full of inquisitive questions!

I teach about 130 students ranging in reading levels from grade K to grade 11 in the seventh grade so we have a huge need and a lot of growth to make. This need combined with their historical curiosity leaves my room in dire need of some interesting, informative books that will support the needs of all the historians-in-training in my classroom!

My Project

My students are in dire need of books! They are eager to learn, but they need the access to books that meet their independent reading level needs. I have readers that span from k-11 grade, so we need a library to help us narrow the gap! Some of my struggling readers love the graphic novels, while the more advanced ones are longing for series books like The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and the lovely John Green books!

These books will give my students the library they need to continue flaming their curiosity while helping us narrow our reading gaps!

Your help will give my students a library that they want to access, with books that are culturally and socially relatable to who they are. Students will be able to use these books for independent reading at school and at home so that we can continue working to narrow our reading gaps, but also to ignite a love for books!

Ms. Ventura
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet Box Set: Books 1-7 • AKJ Education $66.38 1 $66.38
Divergent Series: Divergent/Insurgent/Allegiant • AKJ Education $40.86 1 $40.86
Matt de la Pena (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.38 1 $37.38
Hunger Games (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.64 1 $36.64
Pretty Little Liars (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $32.89 1 $32.89
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • AKJ Education $32.09 1 $32.09
The John Green Paperback Collection • AKJ Education $31.36 1 $31.36
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3) Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
Ray Bradbury (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.90 1 $29.90
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
The Giver Quartet • AKJ Education $29.19 1 $29.19
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $29.17 1 $29.17
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set Judy Blume • AKJ Education $29.16 1 $29.16
Wrinkle in Time (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.15 1 $26.15
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
Wonder/365 Days of Wonder Boxed Set • AKJ Education $23.35 1 $23.35
Gary Soto (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.39 1 $22.39
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
National Geographic Kids Beginner's United States Atlas • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Yes! We Are Latinos Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Beyond the Bright Sea • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Full of Beans • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Lucky Broken Girl • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
When Elephants Fight • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
Black Indians A Hidden Heritage • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 2 $9.96
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
National Geographic Student World Atlas Fourth Edition • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
La isla de los delfines azules (Island Of The Blue Dolphins) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
In Darkness • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Three Cups of Tea • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Fight for Freedom 1750-1783/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Civil War 1850-1876/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Americans Move Westward 1800-1850/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Before the Civil War 1830-1860/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Sold • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Code Talker • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Elizabeth Leads the Way Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
They Dance in the Sky Native American Star Myths • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
The Wednesday Wars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mighty Miss Malone • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #3: Beach Babe • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #4: Rock Star • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #5: Heartbreaker • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Gone Crazy in Alabama • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Soldier's Heart • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sylvia & Aki • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
Who Was Daniel Boone? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who was Thomas Jefferson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Inspector Flytrap in the Goat Who Chewed Too Much • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Inspector Flytrap • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Penny of the Pyramids (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$1,068.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,114.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$196.71

Total project goal

$1,311.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,311.39

7 Donors

-$1,252.56

Donations toward project cost

-$1,072.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$180.38

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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