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Ms. Li from Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Help me give my students books that would encourage them to become strong and avid readers.

  • $218 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first-grade class is made up of 20 first graders who are all English language learners and come in each day eager to learn. Many of the students are children of immigrant parents who do not speak English and are able to provide them with limited academic support. Many of the students come from low-income​ backgrounds which make it difficult for families to contribute to the cost of purchasing resources and books for the classroom. My desire is to provide my students with the tools and resources they need in the classroom to further enhance their learning.

My Project

Reading is a necessity. You cannot survive in this digital world without the ability to read. But for some students, reading is very difficult and the thought of reading a book is a daunting one. Overcoming this fear opens the door for students to practice and master reading.

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." Frederick Douglass made this statement over a century ago, and I believe that it rings true today with my struggling readers especially many who are English Language Learners.

Graphic novels are not threatening to children. They are colorful and the pictures guide student comprehension, which can lead to easier decoding of words. Can you help bring these graphic novels to my students? Can you help inspire them to read?

Ms. Li
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules,The Last Straw,Dog Days,The Ugly Truth,Cabin Fever,The Third Wheel,Hard Luck • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, Frenemies Forever, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
The Princess in Black Collection 4 Books Set (The Princess in Black, The Perfect Princess Party, The Hungry Bunny Horde, Takes a Vacation) • Amazon Business $33.93 1 $33.93

Materials cost

$152.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.68

Total project goal

$217.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.88

2 Donors

-$109.00

Donations toward project cost

-$92.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.35

match offer

-$108.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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