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Mrs. Buccioni from Santa Monica CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

These Books Are Lit

Help me give my students an array of incredible books to add to our growing library.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve an incredible, diverse group of teens and tweens from Santa Monica and the surrounding Los Angeles area. We are an urban beach town, and we serve a diverse student body. The primary mission of our school and district is to achieve excellence through equity.

I teach both Spanish and English Language Development at the middle school level, and my goal is for all of my students to grow in language proficiency, literacy, and autonomy.

My advanced English Learners are building increased reading stamina to improve their literacy and boost their reading comprehension.

My Project

Our classroom library is becoming a place to which readers are drawn and non-readers are converted. We have so many books that we've begun to run out of shelf space--which is quite possibly the best possible problem for a classroom library to have.

Recently, former students have been stopping by in order to check out our newest selection of books--and when they drop in they often stay a while to read on one of the comfy couches, beanbags, or armchairs.

It has become my mission to create a space in which the words "I can't find anything interesting to read" will never be uttered.

Mrs. Buccioni
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Illegal • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15

Materials cost

$109.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.74

Total project goal

$178.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.28

3 Donors

-$156.22

Donations toward project cost

-$151.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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