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Ms. J. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Series of Unfortunate Events Set

The cost of The Complete Incomplete Collection Lemony Snicket is $299, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $299 goal

This project expired on May 31, 2006.

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The enthusiasm with which my East New York 8th graders approach the Lemony Snicket book series makes my own former middle school obsession with The Babysitter's Club series seem like a casual affair. These 8th graders are eager readers, but it takes the right books to awaken this eagerness. The selection in our classroom library is uneven, and many of the books are either far too easy or far too difficult for the students they are meant to entice. I have never seen them read with the intensity and eagerness that they do when these books become available to them. The Lemony Snicket books inspire in these chidren the same desperate, all-consuming passion for reading that I could only have hoped for my students to demonstrate. Unfortunately, my classroom library only has the first 3 books of the series, and our school library has an incomplete set as well. I am requesting 2 sets of the series to stock our shelves--and I'm sure they will fly right off as soon as they arrive. This addition to our classroom would be treasured by these children, and I am confident that they would circulate among the 50 students or so that would gain access to them. They would provoke in my students the kind of drive to read that keeps a child up past their bedtime, hidden under the covers with a flashlight.

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Incomplete Collection Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $100.71 2 $201.42

Materials cost

$201.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$244.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.78

Total project goal

$298.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$298.76

1 Donor

-$281.73

Donations toward project cost

-$245.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.05

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$0.00

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