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Ms. Flannigan from Lawrence MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wanted: Books! Books! Books!

My students need great literature! At our inner-city school, we do not have a school library--books that my students have available to read are from the classroom library I have bought and built.

  • $508 goal

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My Students

I teach in an inner-city, low socio-economic district. The majority of my students are Hispanic, with their native language being Spanish. We have many students new to the country from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and Ecuador. 100% of the school receives free breakfast and lunch.

I have such unique learners and they surprise me each and every day!

I want to help foster their love for reading and writing. Literacy is such a passion of mine and I want to be able to provide my students with the very best literacy instruction to help them grow as modern readers and writers.

With limited resources, exposing students to new books and multi-media instruction is difficult. My students are so beautifully unique, and enhance classroom discussions with their diverse background knowledge. I absolutely adore the students I teach and wish to provide them the very best fifth-grade ELA experience as possible!

My Project

This is my first year teaching fifth grade and I am in desperate need for books that my older students are interested in.

We are a school without a school library, therefore my classroom library needs to be filled with rich, modern titles to foster a love for reading and to enhance reading skills with texts they are intrigued by.

My students will be able to access all of the books donated for independent reading time and to "check out" and read at home. I envision literature circles and book clubs that my students can participate in with these books!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $8.75 5 $43.75
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $11.65 3 $34.95
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Warriors Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The Complete First Series (Warriors: The Prophecies Begin) • Amazon Business $27.89 1 $27.89
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 2 $23.36
Rules • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
READ! READ! READ! • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Life • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The War I Finally Won • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Jubilee • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Al Capone Does My Homework (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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