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Ms. Watts from Akron OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spice Up Our Spring Reading

Help me give my students reading materials and characters they can realate to.

  • $278 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in an urban area of Ohio. My students have taken advantage of school choice and are determined to earn their high school diplomas.

Most of our kids fight some sort of battle every day.

Our students struggle with poverty, homelessness, employment, transportation, and language barriers. In spite of all of this, they show up to school. Some days are better than others, but the kids are earning credits and passing tests and working their way towards graduation.

My Project

My students are not, on average, avid readers. I have to sell them on novels, but when they buy in it is amazing! My kids, especially the boys, have read more novels this school year than they have in their lives.

My most reluctant reader will usually try a novel with a character they can relate to.

Our spring goal is to read one new book per student, so we need books that interest them.

Urban stories, stories of struggle, immigration, and romance describe the lives of my kids. The characters, settings, and conflicts in these books are familiar to them and I hope they will read and enjoy these novels.

Ms. Watts
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tyrell • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
Hip-Hop High School (Hoopster Trilogy) • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell 3-Book Box Set: Coraline; The Graveyard Book; Fortunately, the Milk • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Internment • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Push: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Caged Warrior • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Homeboyz (Hoopster Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
Monster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$195.29

Vendor shipping charges

$7.97

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$236.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.68

Total project goal

$277.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$277.87

2 Donors

-$138.94

Donations toward project cost

-$118.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.84

match offer

-$138.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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