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Mrs. Weiner-Wright from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

South Bronx Second Graders In Desperate Need Of New Library Books

The cost of 38 new assorted library books including Under The Sea, Hare and the Tortoise, and Regards to the Man In the Moon purchased from Barnes and Noble is $423, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $479 goal

This project expired on December 30, 2016.

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I am a 29 year old teacher of a class of 29 bright, amazing, and lovable second grade students. I work in a very impoverished area of the South Bronx. I receive very little help and support from my school. I am left on my own to purchase whatever it is that my kids need to learn and prosper. I buy as much as I can with my own money, but that only goes so far. What we tend to take for granted, like owning a simple book, is GREATLY appreciated and cherished by my kids. I have been teaching at my school for 7 years now. I have been in the same room and have had the exact same library books since I began teaching. I am constantly purchasing books on my own, but the cost really adds up. Most of the books in my library are torn, worn, and faded. My children still love and cherish them, but I'd LOVE to be able to give my class the opportunity to have brand new library books. I wanted to also give my children a chance to have input as to what books we receive. They have chosen about 40 books, ranging in topics from poetry to astronomy. These books will be put to great use and will greatly aid in the learning of 29 amazing second graders! Thank you.

Mrs. Weiner-Wright
Grades PreK-2
  • PS 90 George Meany
  • Bronx, NY
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Ezra Jack Keats: A Biography with Illustrations Dean Engel, Florence B. Freedman, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
Marc Brown Mae Woods • Barnes and Noble $19.21 1 $19.21
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children : A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today's Child Jack Prelutsky, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator), Selected by Jack Prelutsky • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator), John L. Steptoe (Illustrator), Clarita Kohen (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
I Already Know I Love You Billy Crystal, Elizabeth Sayles (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Poetry Galore & More with Shel Silverstein Cheryl Potts, Contribution by Shel Silverstein • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Under the Sea Frank H. Talbot (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
The Boy Who Cried Wolf B. G. Hennessy, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Where the Sidewalk Ends: 30th Anniversary Special Edition Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Hare and the Tortoise Adapted by Carol Jones, Aesop, Carol Jones (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Wham! It's a Poetry Jam: Discovering Performance Poetry Sara Holbrook, Foreword by Jane Yolen • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World Naomi Shihab Shihab Nye, Naomi Shihab Nye • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
If Kids Ruled The School: More Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems Bruce Lansky, Stephen Carpenter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems Mary Ann Hoberman, Betty Fraser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.20 1 $7.20
My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales Jennie Harbour (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
My Dog Is Lost! Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Louie's Search Ezra Jack Keats, Joy Peskin (Editor), Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wolf Who Cried Boy Bob Hartman, Tim Raglin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Discoveries Series) Eldridge M. Moores (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Great Buildings (Discoveries Series) Anne Lynch • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
How Things Work (Discoveries Series) Alison Porter (Editor), Eryl Davies (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Great Inventions (Discoveries Series) Richard Wood • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
What's Your Sign? a Cosmic Guide for Young Astrologers Madalyn Aslan, Jennifer Kalis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Disney Pixar Music Box Staff of Disney Press, T/K • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Girls Guide to Spells Antonia Beattie, Amargi Wolf • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Disney Storybook Music Box Manufactured by Disney Press Staff, T/K, Nancy Inteli (Editor), Disney Storybook Artists (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
More Parts Tedd Arnold • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Parts Tedd Arnold, K. Gilson (Editor), Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Regards To The Man In The Moon Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
First Science Experiments: Super Senses (A First Science Experiments Series) Shar Levine, Leslie Johnstone, Steve Harpster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Beasty Books: SNAIL Millbrook, Charles Fuge, Lynda P. Halley, Charles Fuge (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka Tomie De Paola, Margaret Frith (Editor), Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems about School Kalli Dakos, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out Ralph J. Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Spooky Stories Caroline Repchuck, Candy Wallace, Claire Keene, Geoff Cowan, Kat Wootton • Barnes and Noble $4.48 1 $4.48
My Dad is Great Gaby Goldsack, Sara Walker (Illustrator), Designed by Andrea Newton • Barnes and Noble $3.58 1 $3.58

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