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

Reading Refresh

Help me give my students high quality texts and materials that keep their love of literacy thriving both in and outside of our classroom.

  • $968 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am fortunate to be in year three of teaching the same Giants who I have seen rise through their time in middle school. Our Giants come from Texas.

Each day my students come to school eager for the opportunities that lie ahead, with an abundance of school pride and a love of learning that is contagious.

As founders of our school, they are dynamic leaders who day in and day out prove what it truly means to be Giants. They rise to every challenge, including being the largest ever incoming class in our district. As a founding class of unprecedented proportions, they deserve access to the tools all students need to succeed.

My Project

Each year, we set an ambitious goal of reading at least one million words. Looping up with my students, I am confident that every one of them will reach this goal, however, many of the titles on our shelves have already been thoroughly enjoyed in years past. Fortunately, new great titles are published every day, but we need your help in accessing them.

Our Giants are avid readers, and your donation will help put their next favorite book in their hands!

Help us keep our love of literacy alive by giving every student a book they can't wait to connect to, as well as bookmarks to reward them for reaching reading goals and stools to increase comfort during reading time.

Ms. Orr
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Elsewhere Chronicles (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.33 1 $40.33
Black Panther Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
Quest Oversized 3 Legged Stool • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Fun Express Foam Bookmarks (144 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.21 1 $17.21
Supernova (Amulet #8) • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Running with Lions • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
Robot Dreams • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Girl Mans Up • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
This One Summer • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Creanoso Book Lovers Reading Bookmarks (60-Pack) - Inspiring Bookmarker Cards for Bibliophiles - Best Gifts Stocking Stuffers for Him, Her, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Couple, Men or Women • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Undead Girl Gang • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $12.18 1 $12.18
Bull • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Front Desk • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Everything I Never Told You A Novel • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Cardboard • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ghostopolis • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: Bad to the Bones (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Sheets • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
When I Was the Greatest • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
The Running Dream • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Does My Head Look Big in This? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
He Said, She Said • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

Materials cost

$778.99

Vendor shipping charges

$2.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$822.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.18

Total project goal

$967.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$967.85

1 Donor

-$967.85

Donations toward project cost

-$822.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.18

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$0.00

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