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

We Need Books!!!!

The cost of 44 different young adult books from Barnes and Noble is $1158, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,292 goal

This project expired on June 29, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher in the South Bronx. This year many of my students have started to develop a love of reading! It is so difficult to capture a students' attention when they have i-pods, video games and a million other things that they think are more fun than reading. Only through providing my students with books that they can relate to, have some of them finally started reading. All of the great books that we have started the year with have been passed around and read. WE NEED MORE BOOKS! There is no school library and my students cannot afford to buy books. They depend on our classroom library. My students have finally started reading and I desperately need to provide them with more interesting books to read. At the beginning of the year my goal was to get them reading and now I don't want them to stop. Please help me bring our classroom library back to life! We need to new titles to keep these students reading.

Ms. Stillwell
Grades 6-8
  • Hostos-Lincoln Academy - Middle
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rose That Grew from Concrete Tupac Shakur, Foreword by Nikki Giovanni, Leila Steinberg (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $16.80 2 $33.60
Doing It Melvin Burgess • Barnes and Noble $14.35 3 $43.05
Almost Lost: The True Story of an Anonymous Teenager's Life on the Streets Beatrice Sparks, Foreword by Phillip Morgenstern • Barnes and Noble $4.49 3 $13.47
Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager Beatrice Sparks, Foreword by Beatrice Sparks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Jay's Journal Beatrice Sparks • Barnes and Noble $5.85 2 $11.70
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Cut Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $6.29 3 $18.87
Gossip Girl Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 4 $35.96
You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl #2) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 2 $17.98
All I Want Is Everything (Gossip Girl #3) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 2 $17.98
Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl #4) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 2 $17.98
I Like It Like That (Gossip Girl #5) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 2 $17.98
You Don't Know Me David Klass • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Breathing Underwater Alex Flinn • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Give a Boy a Gun Todd Strasser • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Can't Get There From Here Todd Strasser • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Fat Kid Rules the World K. L. Going • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
If You Come Softly Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Behind You Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Contender Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Brave Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Crank Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.09 2 $16.18
Burned Ellen Hopkins, Sammy Yuen • Barnes and Noble $13.56 2 $27.12
Impulse Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $11.89 2 $23.78
Cupcake Rachel Cohn • Barnes and Noble $12.79 2 $25.58
Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin, Alison McGhee • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Looking for Alaska John Green • Barnes and Noble $12.79 2 $25.58
Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
Trust Me (First Kisses Series #1) Rachel Hawthorne • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
The Boyfriend Trick (First Kisses Series #2) Stephie Davis • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Studying Boys Stephie Davis • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Smart Boys & Fast Girls Stephie Davis • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Forged By Fire Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Darkness before Dawn Sharon M. Draper, Michael Benabib • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Romiette and Julio Sharon Mills Draper, Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 5 $31.45
Battle of Jericho Sharon Mills Draper, Eric Bascoul • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Copper Sun Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Double Dutch Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Notebook Girls Julia Baskin, Sophie Pollitt-Cohen, Lindsey Newman, Courtney Toombs • Barnes and Noble $20.65 5 $103.25
Notorious (It Girl Series #2) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The It Girl (It Girl Series #1) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Reckless (It Girl Series #3) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99

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