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Ms. Rinehart from Evansville IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vogel Readers Rock! Battle of the Books HERE WE COME!

My students need diverse literature to stretch their imaginations and inspire dreams. To read or not to read, that is the question!

  • $671 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading books saved my life! I was an at-risk student from a low income family. As an elementary student, reading diverse literature challenged me and inspired me to dream outside of my difficult life circumstances. Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Little Women, -to name a few, were books that acted as a ladder, allowing me to climb and grow into the best version of myself. We can change lives, one book at a time!

At our school we have recently implemented a reading club that participates in a county wide competition called "Battle of the Books." As part of the competition, students are required to read from a list of over 30 diverse literary selections.

Most of our students do not have the resources to purchase books and some of them lack transportation to peruse our local libraries. There is no funding available for our club. For this years competition, we wanted to involve book lovers, near and far. All books purchased will be used by our club and then donated to our school library, potentially benefiting 1000's of students. Please join us in changing lives! Donate today!

My Project

Providing students with diverse literature such as Freedom's School, by Lesa Klein-Branson, and Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan, will open doors for them in many ways. Books donated will allow students to participate in a county wide competition, creating a sense of teamwork, ownership, and purpose. Comprehension and analytical thinking skills will be developed as students participate in rich discussion.

The reading selections will allow opportunities for growth in all areas of academic curriculum.

When our book club has finished competition, the reading selections will be donated to the school library, allowing all students from all grade levels access to rich literary experiences.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How to Be an Elephant • Amazon Business $16.14 2 $32.28
Harlem (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $15.83 2 $31.66
Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing • Amazon Business $14.53 2 $29.06
Snow & Rose • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $12.85 2 $25.70
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 2 $24.62
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $11.18 2 $22.36
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World • Amazon Business $11.02 2 $22.04
Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bacteria! • Amazon Business $9.47 2 $18.94
Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories #1) • Amazon Business $8.46 2 $16.92
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.84 2 $15.68
Paperboy • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Out Of The Dust • Amazon Business $6.83 2 $13.66
Freedom's School • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Phantom Tollbooth • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Harriet the Spy • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
The Family Under the Bridge • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Voyage Of The Frog (Apple signature) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Whipping Boy • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $5.78 2 $11.56
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $5.29 2 $10.58
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 2 $10.38
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98

Materials cost

$531.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$569.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.56

Total project goal

$670.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$670.40

10 Donors

-$580.69

Donations toward project cost

-$527.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.35

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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