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Mrs. Stuart from Cosby TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Not Expensive...It's Priceless!

My students need over 60 new library books ranging from kindergarten-grade 8 level.

  • $991 goal

This project expired on February 3, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school library does not have enough books on all levels. We are in a rural community with a high poverty level. Books open doors for the children's imagination and learning.

We are an elementary school Pre-K through grade 8.

Our student population is about 200 in a normal year. Ninety percent of our children are on free or reduced lunch. Most students come from illiterate homes or very limited educational backgrounds. Compounding this problem is that many people in our county are unemployed or are low wage earners.

My Project

These books will open a world and provide our students an opportunity to learn and imagine things that they are currently unfamiliar with. The nonfiction books will improve our students vocabulary and the knowledge of the real world. As always fiction books will entertain and keep them excited about reading.

Our school is in rural Appalachia.

We strive to be the center of the community not only for the students but for the parents as well. Improving our library collection will enrich the lives of all those in our community.

Mrs. Stuart
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $26.96 1 $26.96
Tennessee • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Tennessee • AKJ Books $18.98 1 $18.98
Lots Of Ladybugs! • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
I Am a Fish • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
I Am a Seal • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
I Am a Shark • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
I Am a Whale: The Life of a Humpback Whale Darlene R. Stille • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
Sea Horses • AKJ Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Crispin: At the Edge of the World • AKJ Books $16.99 1 $16.99
Abiyoyo • AKJ Books $15.48 1 $15.48
Hello Reader! • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
Unwind • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Everwild Neal Shusterman • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Everlost Neal Shusterman • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Guts • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Every Friday Dan Yaccarino • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Duck Soup Jackie Urbanovic, Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Unwholly • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building (hardcover) • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Crispin • AKJ Books $13.06 1 $13.06
Beasty Story • AKJ Books $12.56 1 $12.56
Sent (Missing Series #2) Margaret Peterson Haddix • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Big Bad Bunny Franny Billingsley, G. Brian Karas (Illustrato • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Carrot Seed • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Baby Dragon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Ralph S. Mouse Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator), • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Always War • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Palace of Mirrors Margaret Peterson Haddix • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Caught • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The End of Time (Crispin Series #3) Avi • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Bruiser Neal Shusterman • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Opal Deception • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
The Arctic Incident • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Meet Julie • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Meet Josefina, an American Girl • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Meet Addy • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Meet Kirsten • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Meet Kaya • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
The Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm Series #1), Vol. 1 • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Ralph Mouse Collection, The • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Arthur and the Bad Luck Brain • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Arthur Plays the Blues • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Arthur and the Pen-Pal Playoff (Arthur Chapter Books Series • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Arthur and the No-Brainer (Arthur Chapter Books Series #26), • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Arthur and the Comet Crisis, Vol. 27 Marc Brown, Stephen Kre • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Diary of a Wimpy Kid • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Ugly Truth • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (HC) • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (HC) • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues Series #10) Margaret Peterso • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Adventures of Cow, Too Lori Korchek, Marshall Taylor (Photog • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Sneetches on Beaches • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Animals at the Edge • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Hello, My Baby Nifty Lift-and-Look • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Arthur''s New Puppy (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Ch • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$799.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$841.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.53

Total project goal

$990.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.21

1 Donor

-$990.21

Donations toward project cost

-$841.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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