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Mrs. Radway from Sioux Falls SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

These Boys WANT to Read!

My students need replacement copies for popular, well-loved books in the library.

  • $319 goal

This project expired on July 3, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember reading your favorite book from elementary school? If you are anything like my students you read it over and over and over again until the pages are falling apart. That's the case for some of our most popular boys books in the library.

My second and third grade students have recently become engrossed in beginning chapter books, like the ones requested in this project.

They are high-energetic students who are reading avidly here at school and at home. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but nearly 95% of my students live below the poverty line and live through difficult circumstances. They use the school library and its books as a safe haven to escape reality and jump into a world all their own.

My Project

This project will benefit all chapter book readers at our school, but these books will particularly appeal to boys. My second and third grade boys have recently gotten addicted to Captain Underpants books. Once one boy finishes a book, he recommends it to another friend, who then subsequently checks out that same book. These books do not stay on the shelves because they are constantly being read. But, by being read over and over, they are also becoming worn-out. The books that you will help fund in this project will replace those falling-apart books with brand new copies for the students to continue reading for years to come.

With these replacement copies of these highly-popular beginning chapter books, my students will be able to continue reading some of the most popular literature out there.

Friends will still be able to recommend books to their friends, without fear of that book having to spend long nights in our library's "book hospital." Please help rescue these books to keep my students reading!

Mrs. Radway
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Mothman''s Shadow • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
The Demon Card • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
Text 4 Revenge • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
To Wake the Dead • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Boo • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naught • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants: The Fourth Epic Novel • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
I Survived The Destruction Of Pompeii, 79 • AKJ Books $10.77 1 $10.77
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets Dav • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Adventures of Captain Underpants • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioact • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Tur • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkle • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28

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