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Ms. Blackman from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Updated Classroom Library for Eager Readers!

My students need an updated classroom library full of graphic novels and award-winning books.

  • $525 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title One school in Los Angeles, CA. My fourth graders are vibrant, funny, intelligent students. They are passionate about exploring the world around them and have aspirations to graduate from high school and go on to four-year colleges and universities.

My school has recently been pursuing an engineering focus in an effort to have students practice perseverance and working through challenges.

It has changed these students into scholars that approach obstacles with grit and determination.

My students (and I) love to read and are constantly seeking out new and different reading material. They particularly like books about animals, mysteries, and graphic novels

My Project

As a first year teacher, the classroom library that I am currently able to offer my fourth graders has a rather outdated selection of books. We have started the year with discussions regarding the importance of reading, as well as the captivation one can have when they find a book of interest, at the right reading level.

Needless to say, these kids are already hooked- I can't get them to put their books down.

After taking a survey and observing my students, I have noticed that this group is drawn to graphic novels like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. My current classroom library only has a small handful of graphic novels, so I would love to be able to stock my shelves with these. I have also asked for award winning books that will challenge and expand the minds of my students. Thank you so much for helping to foster a love of reading in these fourth grade students!

Ms. Blackman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
TT768BO - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
TT768GB - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
TT768BL - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
TT768BP - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
TT768BY - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Wonder • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic LIfe • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Two-Minute Drill (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Safe at Home (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Space Case (Moon Base Alpha) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Long Shot (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50

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