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Mrs. Mayfield from Chesapeake VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sometimes It Really IS About the Cover!

My students need updated copies of some of their favorite series, especially Redwall and Cirque Du Freak.

  • $343 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a diverse working-class neighborhood, with a strong sense of community. We are the only Title I Middle School in our district, and all students receive free lunch and breakfast. For many, our library is their only resource to find books they love. Two-thirds of the students read two or more years below grade level, and we have many programs in place to improve their reading levels. Sometimes, though, you just want to read for pleasure.

My students love to read books in a series; the gorier the better!

The students, who have become hooked on these books, are disappointed when they discover our series is incomplete, because the books simply fell apart. Our budget is limited, so we just keep repairing the books we have as best we can.

My Project

They say you can't tell a book by its cover, but actually, it is sometimes really about the cover appeal! The books in this project have been read so many times that the covers are dated and torn, many held together with thick tape. This lack of visual appeal is a sure turnoff when it comes to making a book selection. The updated copies of these series will open the worlds of Redwall and Cirque Du Freak to even more of our students, when they look brand new. Students also love graphic novels and will hopefully transfer their interest from the graphic format to the novel, as well, in the Cirque Du Freak series. Included are a few additional titles to replace equally torn or damaged copies, in other series, as well.

An investment in this project will encourage my students to catch the reading bug and hopefully develop into lifelong readers and learners.

Mrs. Mayfield
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson & the Olympians 1 • AKJ Education $17.89 1 $17.89
Cirque Du Freak 3 Tunnels of Blood • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak 4 Vampire Mountain • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak the Manga 2 The Vampire's Assistant • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak 5 Trials of Death • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak the Manga 1 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak 6 The Vampire Prince • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Sea of Monsters, The: The Graphic Novel The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Cirque Du Freak #11: Lord of the Shadows Book 11 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cirque Du Freak #12: Sons of Destiny Book 12 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cirque Du Freak #10: The Lake of Souls Book 10 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cirque Du Freak #7: Hunters of the Dusk Book 7 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare Book 1 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cirque Du Freak #4: Vampire Mountain Book 4 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cirque Du Freak #2: The Vampire's Assistant Book 2 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cirque Du Freak #9: Killers of the Dawn Book 9 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Mossflower A Tale from Redwall • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mariel of Redwall A Tale from Redwall • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Salamandastron • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mattimeo A Tale from Redwall • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Martin the Warrior • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Pearls of Lutra • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Lord Brocktree A Tale from Redwall • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Outcast of Redwall • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Marlfox A Tale from Redwall • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Doomwyte A Tale of Redwall • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Rakkety Tam • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Cirque Du Freak #6: The Vampire Prince Book 6 in the Saga of Darren Shan • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Sable Quean • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Bellmaker • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Legend of Luke • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Long Patrol • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

Materials cost

$257.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$290.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.34

Total project goal

$342.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.28

4 Donors

-$333.46

Donations toward project cost

-$290.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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