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Ms. McKinney from Baton Rouge LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Make Leaders

Help me give my students books to fill the shelves in our library! This request includes bestsellers, requests from students and some fan favorites!

  • $2,293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are finishing our third school year in the heart of Louisiana. Our school is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. Our school has been number one in growth among open enrollment schools in the city of Baton Rouge for the second year in a row. This is because of our intense focus on reading growth and investment. We are currently working to build a school that has all of the resources that students deserve. Our students are special because they do whatever it takes to get to success. One special moment that sticks out to me is seeing the joy on students faces as they run up to me and show me how much they’ve grown in reading. It also warms my heart when students run up to me in the hallway in between classes to tell me about their book or to get a new one.

We have built a library through this site and we are striving to develop it even more.

Our students deserve to have a world-class library and this site will help us get there!

My Project

We always love getting more books for our library, but this time we added some special prizes so kids can celebrate their love of reading with bookmarks, stickers, stamps and more!

I want to create a space for kids that is similar to a reading oasis.

Kids can come sit on comfy chairs while reading, create a cool new customized bookmark, or discuss a new book series with their friends.

There are so many possibilities when kids grow a love for reading and I want to help them get there with some fresh book titles and some dolphin swag to match!

These materials will help to create a space where kids think of reading as an exciting activity. I plan to use the lessons that kids can learn from a book like “Slay” that will help them learn how to use their voices to inspire change and to help them see the beauty in learning to love all of their identities. I’ll also teach them how fiction can be inspired by real life through the book “Allegedly” and walk them through the lessons you can learn by studying someone else’s path to success.

Ms. McKinney
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Hero Academia Series(Vol 1-15) Collection 15 Books Set By Kohei Horikoshi • Amazon Business $123.99 1 $123.99
Bleach Box Set 2: Volumes 22-48 with Premium (2) • Amazon Business $118.29 1 $118.29
How to Be an Antiracist • Amazon Business $14.79 5 $73.95
Blue Exorcist Volume 1-5 Collection 5 Books Set (Series 1) by Kazue Kato • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
Grown • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $16.40 3 $49.20
A Dream So Dark (The Nightmare-Verse) • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph • Amazon Business $13.32 3 $39.96
SLAY • Amazon Business $9.49 4 $37.96
I'll Show You • Amazon Business $18.59 2 $37.18
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $12.19 3 $36.57
Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America • Amazon Business $12.18 3 $36.54
Sweet Jones: Pimp C's Trill Life Story • Amazon Business $17.48 2 $34.96
DonkeyEmma Air Chair Durable Balance Portable Outdoor Camping Chair Inflatable Stool footrest Cushion for Home Office Yoga(Green) • Amazon Business $11.00 3 $33.00
Jenny Han To All The Boys I’ve Loved Trilogy And The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy 6 Books Set Collection • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Darkness to Light: A Memoir • Amazon Business $15.49 2 $30.98
LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Hurricanes: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Allegedly • Amazon Business $8.98 3 $26.94
Dolphin Bookmarks (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Pack • Amazon Business $26.66 1 $26.66
War Girls • Amazon Business $13.31 2 $26.62
KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Color Me In • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Pretty Little Liars Series 3 Collection Sara Shepard 4 Books Set (Twisted, Ruthless, Stunning, Burned) • Amazon Business $23.67 1 $23.67
Juliet Takes a Breath • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Fun Express Dolphin Party Temporary Tattoos | 72 Count | Great for Themed Birthdays, Under The Sea/Swimming Pool/Beach Parties, Prizes & Favors • Amazon Business $5.17 4 $20.68
Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
A Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Wicked: The Second Collection: Wicked, Killer, Heartless, Wanted • Amazon Business $20.25 1 $20.25
Spoken: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir • Amazon Business $9.56 2 $19.12
Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Swipe Right for Murder • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir) • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 3 $16.44
Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Books 1 to 4 • Amazon Business $16.18 1 $16.18
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
The Babysitters Coven • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Creanoso Reading Encouragement Dolphin Theme Bookmarks for Kids (60-Pack) – Encouraging Words to Motivate Young Readers – Premium Gift Stocking Stuffers for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Not So Pure and Simple • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
Don't Scream: 60 Tales to Terrify • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Nightingale • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sadie • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
You: A Novel (1) (The You Series) • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Dead Girls Don't Lie • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
The Women in the Walls (Harlequin Teen) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Intex Quick-Fill AC Electric Air Pump, 110-120V, Max. Air Flow 650 L/min • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
There's Someone Inside Your House • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Ravenous • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Just Another Hero (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Daughters unto Devils: A chilling debut (Harlequin Teen) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$1,740.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$152.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,948.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$343.83

Total project goal

$2,292.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,292.21

19 Donors

-$1,164.04

Donations toward project cost

-$1,001.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$162.61

match offer

-$1,114.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$946.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$167.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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