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Ms. Patel from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

My students need books that are engaging and fun to read!

  • $632 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

They say the only way to do great work is to love what you do. And I, not only love what I do, I love the children who are part of that work. My students each have different dreams and different needs. We love to dance at 'wiggle breaks', sing songs as we work on math, read while we eat lunch and grow our brains so we can go to college!

As I start a new journey, I need books for my first graders to help them learn and grow.

As reading is a fundamental skill, I want to make sure I have a library stocked with books of all ranges and lengths.

My Project

I've been in education for 8 years and every year, my students work hard everyday. With good teaching, comes good books, and my classroom needs books that keep students on track and engaged! Books are needed for a classroom to function and for imaginations to build. They create a world where kids can learn, grow and have fun!

By providing my students with books, it will open up a world of imagination and curiosity!

I want to make sure that my students get the chance to engage in stories that not only teach them new things but make them love reading.

Ms. Patel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Dot • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Miss Nelson Collection • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Horton Hears a Who! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Kissing Hand • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Green Eggs and Ham • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Cat in the Hat • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Whistle for Willie (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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