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  • $875 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Ulmer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading as an Escape!

My students need interesting Young Adult Literature to help spark their interest for leisurely reading! I want to teach them not to be afraid of books and that reading can help them escape problems and get through obstacles they may face.

Reading as an Escape! I teach English to 9th grade students at a high-poverty, urban high school.

Many of my at-risk, struggling students have just shown an interest in reading! I face the obstacle of not having a wide range of interesting books for some of my more challenging students. This donation would give me the ammunition I need to "blast" these students into a successful future.

We need books to add to our classroom library. I have already gathered some at garage sales, bought some with my own money, and asked students to bring in books to donate to our classroom library.

Your help would make a vast difference in so many students' lives! Please consider us.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) SparkNotes Editors, John Crowther (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare) SparkNotes Editors, John Crowther (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Darkness Before Dawn Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sold Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series Lois H. Gresh • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Twilight Saga Collection Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $74.70 1 $74.70
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $16.09 1 $16.09
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Secrets in the Shadows (Bluford High Series #3) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Lost and Found (Bluford High Series #1) Anne Schraff • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Payback (Bluford High Series #6) Paul Langan • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Brothers in Arms (Bluford High Series #9) Paul Langan, Ben Alirez • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Blood is Thicker (Bluford High Series #8) Paul Langan, D. M. Blackwell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Summer of Secrets (Bluford High Series #10) Paul Langan • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Bully (Bluford High Series #5) Paul Langan • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Someone to Love Me (Bluford High Series #4) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Until We Meet Again (Bluford High Series #7) Anne Schraff, Anne E. Schraff • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Double Dutch Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives Sharon Flake, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
The Skin I'm In Sharon G. Flake, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Money Hungry Sharon Flake, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Begging for Change Sharon Flake • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Bang! Sharon Flake, Colin Bootman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Begging for Change Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Vampire Kisses, Box Set Ellen Schreiber • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Dance with a Vampire (Vampire Kisses Series #4) Ellen Schreiber • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses Series #5) Ellen Schreiber • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Tupac: Resurrection Jacob Hoye (Editor), Walter Einenkel (Editor), Karolyn Ali (Editor), Walter Einenkel, Based On Work by Lauren Lazin • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers Teri S. Lesesne • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea Sebastian Junger • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Ultimate Teen Book Guide Daniel Hahn (Editor), Leonie Flynn (Editor), Susan Reuben (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer, Russell Gordon • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $24.49 1 $24.49
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series) J. K. Rowling, J. K. Rowling (Illustrator), Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
Impulse Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Identical Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Glass Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Crank Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Burned Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Breaking up Is Hard to Do: Stories About Falling Out of Love by Four Incredible Authors Niki Burnham, Terri Clark, Lynda Sandoval, Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.09 2 $16.18
Cut Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Teach Me R. A. Nelson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-6) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $39.85 1 $39.85

Materials cost

$590.59

Vendor shipping charges

$59.06

State sales tax

$35.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$717.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$157.39

Total project goal

$874.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$874.39

2 Donors

-$421.53

Donations toward project cost

-$358.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.23

match offer

-$422.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$346.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 2 other donors.

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