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Ms. Rodriguez from Jersey City NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking the Reader

Help me give my students the chance to fall in love with reading with books!

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are diverse, learning to empathize and be better human beings. They are willing to learn, and are quick to correct and learn from their mistakes. Our school has qualified for 100% free lunch and breakfast due to not many students having the proper access to resources. Our school budget has decreased by hundreds of thousands of dollars, leaving no room for personal classroom libraries, unless purchased personally. The students in our school deserve to have reading material in the class and the opportunity to fall in love with reading.

My Project

I am always teaching the students about various topics that are related to English such as feminism, history (we recently learned about the Rwanda Genocide) and psychology. All of these subjects and "grad-style" conversations we have intrigue them to want to learn more but we do not have the resources to expand upon what they have learned. Having a variety of genres and literary styles for students to choose from will allow them to see the different books available in the world, and open their mind to reading something of interest to them. This will in turn lead them to falling in love with an author, a story, a topic, a character and ultimately the love of reading. It is my dream to be able to provide them with literature that is to their liking but also new material to open the pathway to enlightenment. Please help me with my students' journey to becoming lifelong readers!

Ms. Rodriguez
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 58 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New & Acclaimed Graphic Novels • AKJ Education $89.70 1 $89.70
Harry Potter (8 Books) • AKJ Education $74.77 1 $74.77
Walter Dean Myers (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.77 1 $68.77
Artemis Fowl (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $53.82 1 $53.82
Inheritance Cycle (4 Books) • AKJ Education $41.87 1 $41.87
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Resistance Book 1 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Manga Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Blue Is for Nightmares • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
White Is for Magic • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Bleach, Vol. 2 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Perseus The Hunt for Medusa's Head : A Greek Myth • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53

Materials cost

$468.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.29

Total project goal

$595.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.26

1 Donor

-$397.00

Donations toward project cost

-$337.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.55

match offer

-$198.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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