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Mr. Owens from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Now!

My students need current and engaging text such as Out of My Mind, All American Boys and It Ain't So Awful Falafel from diverse authors.

  • $635 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need high interest and engaging text such as novels and graphic novels that reflect their culture and interests. It is my mission to set in motion a passion for reading in order to encourage lifelong reading habits.

An unacceptable amount of students at my school are below grade level readers and at-risk for dropout in high school in our district.

Our building is a high poverty Title I funded school, which means we have extra funds for low performing students in language arts. Our student body consists of 700 students, of which 72% are below the poverty line resulting in their access to free or reduced-rate lunch. The make-up of our population consists of 45% Hispanic/Latino, 25% Caucasian, 15% Asian, 15% Pacific Islander, 10% African-American and less than 5% American Indian. At any given time 15% of our students are in transition to new housing from shelters, cars or other temporary living arrangements. In addition, 18% of our student body qualifies to receive Special Education services.

My Project

Our school continues to emphasize literacy across all subjects. As a reading community we encourage students to read thirty minutes daily outside of school. Without motivating text, teens become stagnant in their reading and reluctantly go "through the motion of reading."

My students need books written by authors that reflect their culture, community and give voice to their circumstances.

The literary world has never before seen the rich fiction that is being written for our youth. Your generous donation will work toward supporting a generation in their understanding of the positive impact they can have their community and the world.

Mr. Owens
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb • Amazon Business $17.51 1 $17.51
Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart Vol. 2: Choices • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Renegades • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Champions Vol. 2: The Freelancer Lifestyle • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $13.07 1 $13.07
Warcross • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Lumberjanes Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 4: Girl-Moon • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Momotaro Xander and the Dream Thief • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Keeper of Myths (Secrets of Valhalla) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina Book 3) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Magic Misfits • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Treasure Hunters: Secret of the Forbidden City • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Asylum Novellas: The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, The Warden • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Escape from Aleppo • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Treasure Hunters • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Forge • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Secrets of Valhalla • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ashes (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
The Candymakers • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Escape from Asylum • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina Book 2) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Serafina and the Black Cloak • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Took: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47

Materials cost

$461.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$539.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.14

Total project goal

$634.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$634.29

3 Donors

-$634.29

Donations toward project cost

-$539.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.14

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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