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Ms. Alvarado from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading After Hurricane Harvey

My students need high interest, on-level books to begin to enjoy and love reading and become life-long readers and learners.

  • $930 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Before you walk into my school, you may see on paper that we are a Title I school with a majority of students receiving free or reduced lunch.

We've struggled through Hurricane Harvey and have limited resources for our students.

However, what you will see in person is a dynamic group of young, driven leaders, who through "The Leader in Me" Process are making their mark in our world. We are a Lighthouse Leader in Me/Magnet Fine Arts school, which has helped transform all of our students into global thinkers who believe they have a chance in life.

My Project

My students sit and stare at my bare library when I ask them to check out books to read. It is a MAJOR struggle to try and convince my kids to read books that are torn and not of any interest. When they see a "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book in another student's hand, they beg for one. Unfortunately, I cannot offer them books they are interested in. My kids also crave graphic novels, but sadly again, I am not able to provide these resources.

My kids have the passion and potential to be lifelong readers and learners, but unfortunately, I cannot foster their learning without these high interest books.

I'm requesting a variety of books and books sets, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, The Baby-Sitters Club, All Star Sports Story, Sisters, Ghosts, Drama, Smile, What Was...?, Isle of the Lost, Pokemon, and Super Rabbit!

I also have many students who are below grade level and if I do have a book they're interested in, I'm not able to meet that need. My students are so excited at the thought of this project getting funded. I cannot wait to tell them we need to write Thank You letters to all of our amazing donors!

Ms. Alvarado
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.76 3 $125.28
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 2 $71.72
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • AKJ Education $32.09 2 $64.18
Series Sampler - All Star Sports Story (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $30.46 2 $60.92
Favorite Author Study - Roald Dahl (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Ghosts • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Series Sampler - What Was…? (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Disney Descendants Wicked World Cinestory Comic Boxed Set • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
The Terrible Two • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Rise of the Isle of the Lost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Return to the Isle of the Lost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Isle of the Lost A Descendants Novel • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pokemon Pocket Comics Box Set • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
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
Space Dumplins • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Crash Course #1 • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Sunny Side Up • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Invisible Emmie • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Quest for Justice An Unofficial Minecraft-Fan Adventure • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Disney Big Hero 6: The Series: Baymax Returns Cinestory Comic • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Legend of Zelda, Vol. 8 The Minish Cap • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 4 (2nd Edition) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Vol. 2 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 2 (2nd Edition) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 3 (2nd Edition) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Vol. 3 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The New Order An Unofficial Minecraft-Fan Adventure • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Murder on the Robot City Express Robot City Adventures, #4 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Comics Squad: Recess! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Minecraft • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pokemon: Johto Handbook • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pokemon X-Y 5 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pokémon Black and White, Vol. 8 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Under the Red Sun • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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