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Ms. Benson Walker from Greenville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Roaring Toward Literacy and Building Our Future!

My students need different literary resources to inspire their future while improve their literacy.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first book that peaked your curiosity? We can learn so much from books: new adventures, new concepts, new ways of thinking, etc. I want my students to embrace that no book is so bad you cannot find something of interest in it. They are eager, motivated readers learning that their next adventure is only a book away.

The majority of my students are economically disadvantaged; however, their tenacity for learning does not allow their economic situation to define them.

Literacy is the first step to improving my student's ability to be successful in the classroom. As English Language Learners, it is imperative for my students to build background knowledge using narrative and expository books. As economically disadvantaged students, it is imperative for my students to gain self-efficacy and learn perseverance and determination to overcome obstacles.

My Project

These books will be placed in the classroom library where students will be able to check-out a book each week. Each book was chosen based on the diversity of my students. With the new collection, my students will have a variety of books that showcase perseverance, determination, and self-efficacy. My hope is that by exposing my students to these concepts, they will become better leaders and citizens. The collection will also include books that are simply for the enjoyment of reading.

Encouraging a child to reach their full potential and become a better citizen is the most important goal.

As an educator today, often we rely heavily on testing to determine student success; however, by inspiring a child to unlock their potential far outweighs a test. One way to help my students reach their full potential is through reading. By reading more, my students will have the ability to further their reading comprehension and vocabulary using intriguing books at their grade level.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $18.98 1 $18.98
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The War I Finally Won • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Beyond the Bright Sea • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The First Rule of Punk • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Lost Boy, Lost Girl Escaping Civil War in Sudan • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
The Things They Carried • AKJ Education $10.96 1 $10.96
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Julian Nava: My Mexican-American Journey • AKJ Education $9.95 1 $9.95
Bone #2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The House of the Scorpion • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.46 1 $8.46
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 1 $7.68
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $7.38 1 $7.38
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Sold • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Stargirl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Reaching Out • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Al Capone Does My Shirts • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hattie Big Sky • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85

Materials cost

$440.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.74

Total project goal

$598.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.27

10 Donors

-$453.27

Donations toward project cost

-$385.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.99

Matching donations from our partners

-$145.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$123.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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