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Teacher Rodriguez from Holton MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Begging for New Books in Our Classroom Library

My students need a variety of new, high-interest novels for independent reading and book group selections.

  • $624 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small, rural district where a high percentage of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Graduating class sizes are usually under 100 students. Students develop strong relationships with each other and with staff members.

My students care deeply about their close-knit community, and people often refer to the school as the heart of the community.

When my students write about their goals for the future, many of them mention wanting to help others in some way.

My Project

The books are needed for students to use as independent reading selections and/or as their book group selections. Some of the books being requested are the newer books in a series that students have read and are hoping to have in our classroom library soon.

There are many kids who are eager to read in my classroom, but we do not have the budget to purchase the books they are interested in and asking for.

Having the new books in our classroom library will help my students grow as readers and learners and give them access to a variety of high-interest books.

Teacher Rodriguez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America • Amazon Business $15.77 5 $78.85
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $14.11 4 $56.44
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story • Amazon Business $17.82 2 $35.64
The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $14.52 2 $29.04
People Kill People • Amazon Business $13.51 2 $27.02
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $19.04 1 $19.04
For Every One • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition) • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
My Sister Rosa • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Poet X • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Allegedly • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Belles • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Losing the Field (Field Party) • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
World War Two: Under the Shadow of the Swastika (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Blood of Emmett Till • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Moby Dick: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

Materials cost

$492.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$530.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.58

Total project goal

$623.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$623.85

4 Donors

-$598.85

Donations toward project cost

-$509.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.83

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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