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Mrs. Newman from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Uniquely Portable Magic - A Classroom Library

Help me give my students must-have young adult books and expand our graphic novel section.

  • $512 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students, like many teens today, will tell you that they have never read an entire book. For some it is because they haven't been matched with a book or an author they love or they've never seen themselves in a book because they never knew that someone wrote a book about a topic they are interested in or a situation that they've lived through. Once they do find the right book, they light up and engage with the story.

It is always amazing to hear a student who at the beginning of the year said they hated to read ask if they can checkout a classroom book to continue reading at home.

My school's students are approximately 75% minority, most students are from low-income families, and we are low-performing according to the state test. Our goal is to graduate students who are ready for college or a career. These students are just waiting to find independence and develop a love of reading.

My Project

Our classroom library needs additional titles. This year, I am reaching out for community support to grow the library.

The library supports students as we read each day for 10 minutes in class and will encourage them to read for 20 minutes each day at home.

At times, in the middle of reading, if you decide you don't want to read the book you had in hand - which is something great readers do - having more books close by means that you can get right back to reading. I'd like to allow my students the opportunity to choose from books in the classroom to best use their reading time.

This project will allow us to replenish or add to the classroom library the series/titles #61-80 on the School Library Journal's "Top 100 Must-Have YA Books" list. It will also add graphic novel selections as the library is very weak in that area and right now they are VERY popular with my boys.

Mrs. Newman
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Judy Blume Teen Collection: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Deenie; Forever; Then Again, Maybe I Won't; Tiger Eyes • Amazon Business $28.59 1 $28.59
The 5th Wave Collection • Amazon Business $21.82 1 $21.82
The Complete Maus • Amazon Business $19.78 1 $19.78
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Boxed Set: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising • Amazon Business $19.54 1 $19.54
Blankets • Amazon Business $18.78 1 $18.78
Watchmen • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
V for Vendetta • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Naruto: 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1 (Uzumaki Naruto / The Worst Client / Dreams) • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Skim • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
This Happened to Me!: A Graphic Collection of True Adventure Tales • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3 • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (Mti Rep) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Matched • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Just Listen • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jellicoe Road • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
The Raven Boys • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Wintergirls • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Bone Gap • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62

Materials cost

$372.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.78

Total project goal

$511.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.86

2 Donors

-$508.33

Donations toward project cost

-$435.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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