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Mrs. Kennedy from Dunedin FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting the Library, Supporting the Kids

Help me give my students awesome books both to extend classroom learning and to read for pleasure.

  • $1,107 goal

This project expired on July 9, 2020.

This project expired on July 9, 2020.

My Students

I am the library media specialist in a school of just over 1300 students. I am in love with the diversity and personalities of all my students. My students work hard everyday to be the best versions of themselves, and rely on me to find windows and doors to other worlds-both the familiar and not-so-familiar.

They are exuberant, creative, and vivacious and they inspire me to work my hardest every day.

I have athletes, nerds, scholars, romantics, and clowns of all colors that come to mingle in the space I provide for them.

My Project

We are about 4,000 books below the absolute minimum suggested by the county. We have grown to 1.5 books per student when the minimum should be no fewer than 5 per student. With just the differences I have added this year, we have more than quintupled our book circulations. As library circulations have increased, so too have our literacy scores on tests. Even though we are far from where we need to be, we are still making gains. I appreciate any help I can get to help further this culture of reading!

Research shows that reading for pleasure as well as in class significantly increases a person's success in life.

I would like to give my students the best chance possible by adding as many high interest books as possible to our collection. I have requested books here that are read-alikes to popular books in the library, ones that students have specifically requested, and ones that correspond to popular classes so that students can read further.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Hero Academia Series(Vol 1-15) Collection 15 Books Set By Kohei Horikoshi • Amazon Business $123.99 1 $123.99
The Heroes of Olympus Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Where Have All the Bees Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis • Amazon Business $31.66 1 $31.66
The Diviners (The Diviners (1)) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $28.54 1 $28.54
The Conference of the Birds: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $22.23 1 $22.23
Harley Merlin 3: Harley Merlin and the Stolen Magicals • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Harley Merlin 4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Harley Merlin 5: Harley Merlin and the Broken Spell • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations • Amazon Business $21.37 1 $21.37
Godsgrave: Book Two of the Nevernight Chronicle • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $19.56 1 $19.56
The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War) • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Qualityland • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
This One Summer • Amazon Business $17.11 1 $17.11
Darkdawn: Book Three of the Nevernight Chronicle • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Ninth House (Alex Stern) • Amazon Business $16.78 1 $16.78
The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow Series) • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
How Technology Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) • Amazon Business $16.57 1 $16.57
The Math Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Heartstopper Volume Two • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
This Vicious Cure (Mortal Coil) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Invisible Kingdom Volume 1 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Love from A to Z • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Renegades • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
A Heart So Fierce and Broken (The Cursebreaker Series) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising Trilogy) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
This Cruel Design (Mortal Coil) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Supernova • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Only Ashes Remain (2) (Market of Monsters) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Archenemies (Renegades) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
American Street • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Caraval • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rebel: A Legend Novel • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Haunting of Tram Car 015 • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray (1)) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Ali Cross • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$897.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$940.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$166.05

Total project goal

$1,106.98

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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