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Mrs. Hanson from Park Forest IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Those Who Read, Succeed!

My students need 23 books for a classroom library and a place to sit and read!

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Producing life-long readers, starting in 5th grade! Provide these students with the inspiration to read!

In this high-need district, some students have never had a book of their own! Classroom libraries are sparse and students have a hard time finding books they like. However, I have had great success getting students hooked on reading novels as a class! Our library does not have enough novels to go around, so we need help!

Our class is in need of books for our classroom library. Some of these students have never had a book of their own and can not afford to buy books for themselves. Giving them a novel to start our novel study will also help the start their own library at home! What a great way to get students interested in reading; giving them their very first book!

With your help these students will have something to bring home and remind them of how wonderful the world of books can be! With your help you can inspire these children to value reading and literature!

Mrs. Hanson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
In Too Deep (39 Clues Series #6) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
One False Note (The 39 Clues Series #2) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
The Black Circle (The 39 Clues Series #5) Patrick Carman • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
Dragonwings (Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903) Laurence Yep • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Savvy Ingrid Law • Barnes and Noble $11.04 1 $11.04
Rules Cynthia Lord • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The View from Saturday E. L. Konigsburg • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Egypt Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Alton Raible (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Olive's Ocean Kevin Henkes • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck, Richard Peck (Illustrator), Don Freeman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wanderer Sharon Creech, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 21 $125.58
The Magician's Elephant Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.04 1 $11.04
On My Honor Marion Dane Bauer, Dolores Kozielski • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wringer Jerry Spinelli, Cliff Nielsen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #5) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #4) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2) Rick Riordan, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-7) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $52.15 1 $52.15

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