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Mr. b. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Troubled by the Need for Books in the Bronx

The cost of posters for The Pigman and The Giver from Highsmith, and copies of more than 30 different books including My Brother Sam is Dead, Chocolate Fever, and Flipped, from AKJ Educational Services is $532, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $548 goal

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While working in the Bronx as a new teacher, it has become painfully obvious why students are not achieving the heights that are expected of them. Often in my classes (two ninety minute classes each with 25 students, focusing on low level readers, including special education) there are not enough books to go around during our "independent reading" time. Independent reading is essential within my ninety minute class because it gives students the choice to pick a book that interests them and they own this book for the duration of their read. I fondly remember the first time I ever "owned" a book. My plea is that someone help me with the cost of purchasing books that the students will want to read. DeWitt-Clinton High School is an amazing school, but without books, the students do not receive the care they deserve. I love teaching English, and I want my students to love books and reading, because it is my passion. Thank you for reading this and taking the time to do something good for children. Hopefully my students will be helped and you will have the satisfaction (that I get everyday) knowing that the students are reading quality material.

Mr. b.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Romeo Juliet Together... Homework Pack • Recorded Books, LLC $33.99 1 $33.99
The Never-Bored Kid Book, Ages 8-9 • Evan-Moor Corporation $14.99 1 $14.99
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster • AKJ Educational Services $12.17 2 $24.34
How to Teach Nonfiction Writing • Evan-Moor Corporation $10.99 2 $21.98
Catcher in the Rye -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Educational Services $10.85 1 $10.85
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire • AKJ Educational Services $7.84 2 $15.68
Flipped • AKJ Educational Services $7.81 2 $15.62
Newbery Medal Award Poster: The • Highsmith Inc. $7.13 1 $7.13
Poster: The Pigman • Highsmith Inc. $7.13 1 $7.13
Flowers for Algernon • AKJ Educational Services $6.97 2 $13.94
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • AKJ Educational Services $6.97 2 $13.94
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 2 $12.20
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 2 $12.20
Ender's Game • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 2 $12.20
Romeo and Juliet(Shakespeare Made Easy) • AKJ Educational Services $6.06 2 $12.12
Giver • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 2 $11.34
Johnny Tremain • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 2 $11.34
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23
My Brother Sam Is Dead • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 2 $10.46
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 2 $10.46
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 2 $10.46
Downriver • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 2 $10.46
Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 2 $10.46
Raisin in the Sun • AKJ Educational Services $5.19 2 $10.38
Soldier's Heart • AKJ Educational Services $4.80 2 $9.60
Dr. Franklin's Island • AKJ Educational Services $4.80 2 $9.60
I Know What You Did Last Summer • AKJ Educational Services $4.80 2 $9.60
Chocolate Touch • AKJ Educational Services $4.36 1 $4.36
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Educational Services $3.93 1 $3.93
Freckle Juice • AKJ Educational Services $3.93 2 $7.86
Into the Dark • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 2 $6.96
Killer's Kiss • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 2 $6.96

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