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Mrs. Egal from Burgettstown PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Takes You Places That You've Never Imagined.

My students need more opportunities to read a variety of books.

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a rural School District, where students need more access to a variety of books that will expand their background knowledge and understanding of the ways of the world. They are rarely exposed to diversity and books are a valuable resource that will give them experiences in other cultures, ideas, and values.

My students want more opportunities and always rise to a challenge, so I want to be able to give them all that I can so they can succeed.

My Project

My students come from a rural area where funding is low and apathy is high. I have been pushing a choice reading initiative that has given my student more opportunity to read for pleasure than some of them have ever experienced before. They have found that they enjoy it more than they ever thought possible, and I need a larger variety of books to offer them in order to keep this new found love going strong. Reading activates creativity and curiosity, which is sorely lacking in many aspects of education and yet these exact attributes are essential for future prosperity.

Mrs. Egal
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michael Vey Shocking Collection Books 1-7: Michael Vey, Michael Vey 2, Michael Vey 3, Michael Vey 4, Michael Vey 5, Michael Vey 6, Michael Vey 7 • Amazon Business $81.04 1 $81.04
The Ender Quartet Boxed Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $21.39 1 $21.39
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $17.91 1 $17.91
The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Gender Game 2: The Gender Secret (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wolves at the Door: The True Story Of America's Greatest Female Spy • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
The Gender Game (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Confessions: The Paris Mysteries • Amazon Business $6.19 2 $12.38
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Girl, Stolen: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
History of Video Games (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Within Reach: My Everest Story (Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Night She Disappeared • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Series) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
He Said, She Said • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Twisted • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball (Dell Yearling Biography) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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