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Ms. Intermill from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Power!

My students need modern books they can connect with in order to enhance their academic growth and desire for a better education.

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our school are hardworking, loving, tough and on their way to success.

Our student population is full of diversity, with English Language Learners, students who have just moved California and students who have lived in Oak Park their entire lives.

The scholars thrive on their differences and help each other achieve common goals.

Our school tries to accommodate all students by providing electives students will enjoy. Some of these electives consist of puzzles and games, basketball, chess club, soccer, academic extension and weight lifting. Our scholars are well-rounded, and we hope to provide them with everything we can to make them happy and to create a desire to learn.

One of the clubs we want to start up is a book club. Unfortunately, these students do not have a library or modern books to promote reading. We need books that will encourage students to step out of their comfort zones.

Many of our scholars come from diverse backgrounds, and they would benefit from seeing themselves in the texts they read. We hope to continue to make our school a safe, fun and caring!

My Project

Reading is power! This is something I tell my scholars every time they claim to hate reading. "Reading is power" means reading is knowledge gained. It means the power to be creative, it means the power to advance reading skills and it means the power to understand the world from a new perspective. Our school wants our students to understand the power of reading and help them get lost in a fantasy world.

In order to prove that reading is power, we have to provide students with books they want to read which will leave them feeling empowered.

The hope is that with new, modern and relate-able books, our students will not only like to read but thrive on the stories and encourage others to read as well.

Reading is power!

Ms. Intermill
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $82.47 1 $82.47
The Seeds of America Trilogy: Chains; Forge; Ashes • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Speak • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46

Materials cost

$353.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.39

Total project goal

$495.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.94

9 Donors

-$365.00

Donations toward project cost

-$310.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.75

match offer

-$130.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.64

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$0.00

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