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Mrs. Nealy from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Trailblazers!

Help me give my students a larger selection of books for our classroom library!

  • $994 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ninety percent of YES Prep students are first-generation college bound. Eighty percent of YES Prep students are economically disadvantaged. Ninety-five percent of YES Prep students are Hispanic or African American. Most students enter YES at least one grade level behind in reading. These may seem like dismal statistics. But...

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of YES graduating seniors are accepted into four-year colleges.

YES stands for Youth Engaged in Service. Not only do my students have longer school hours, but they volunteer regularly in the Houston community. Because of this unique supplement of volunteerism to our curriculum, not only do our students go off to college, but they come back to Houston after graduation and give back to the community. YES is transforming the face of Houston education, one child at a time, and we are proving that any child can learn.

My Project

My students have an opportunity to read for an extended period of time at least once a week during class time. Students in my classroom like to read about a variety of things, but our school library is small and underfunded. It doesn't have a large collection of books, and it doesn't have many of the most recent titles.

I would like to have a large selection of books that will hold students' interests and keep them reading in my classroom.

Helping students begin to learn that reading is fun is perfect way to build better readers. Creating strong reading habits among my students will build their fluency and help them prepare for more rigorous course work in the future.

Mrs. Nealy
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flipside 18" x 48" Privacy Shield, Assorted, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $71.19 1 $71.19
JJ670 - Privacy Partition Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
The Flowers in the Attic Saga: Flowers in the Attic/Petals on the Wind; If There Be Thorns/Seeds of Yesterday; Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger) • Amazon Business $29.39 1 $29.39
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Quill.com $19.99 1 $19.99
The Brothers Karamazov (Everyman's Library) • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
The Coldest Winter Ever • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Solar Yellow, 500 Sheets/Pack (22531/21538) • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79
Paper Mate Flair Felt-Tip Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 12/pk (74423) • Quill.com $15.29 1 $15.29
Heart of Darkness (Everyman's Library) • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
Another Country • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Sirens of Titan: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
A Confederacy of Dunces • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Sun Also Rises • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21289/22289) • Staples Advantage $12.01 1 $12.01
My Cousin Rachel • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 1 $11.20
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Life with the Walter Boys • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Lies You Never Told Me • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Beloved • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Rebecca • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Alchemist • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
White Teeth: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Emma: A novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance by Jane Austen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Northanger abbey: The first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication in 1803 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mansfield Park • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Gulliver's Travels (Oliver Editions) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Dune • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Color Purple • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • Quill.com $9.65 1 $9.65
I, Alex Cross • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Emma (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Don Quixote (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Watchers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
A Separate Peace • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Life On Hold • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book One • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Pride and Prejudice • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Persuasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Little Women (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
And Then She Was GONE: A riveting new suspense novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Crime and Punishment • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Bless Me, Ultima • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Heart of Darkness • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Siddhartha: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Education $5.96 1 $5.96
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Wuthering Heights (Bantam Classics) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Count of Monte Cristo (Wordsworth Classics) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Wuthering Heights • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94

Materials cost

$802.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$844.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.07

Total project goal

$993.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$993.80

3 Donors

-$993.80

Donations toward project cost

-$844.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.07

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$0.00

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