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  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Robinson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

We Need to Read!

My students are in need of books they enjoy reading. We need a selection of 43 books related to sports, books written by authors students love, biographies, and books that relate to our social studies curriculum.

I teach two 6th grade ELA and Social Studies classes. This is my first year teaching in a middle school after teaching 1st grade, so my supplies are limited. Our school library houses books for students 3K-8th grade, so books students enjoy and have not already read are often limited. Most of my students come from low-income families and they do not have many books at home.

Since our school is rather large and our library is rather small my students really try and utilize our classroom library, unfortunately, it is lacking books. We are not only lacking in the number of books we have but also in the content of the books. In order to get my students to enjoy reading I must have something for them to read that is enjoyable.

I need my students to be able to read things that interest them, especially the boys. My students love reading books about sports. The girls really enjoy reading The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. They also have several favorite authors like Wendelin Van Draanen, Mike Lupica, and Roland Smith. Having books that my students will enjoy reading will enable them to enjoy the reading process. With these books they will not be able to say, "I don't have anything good to read."

Please help me make this interesting classroom library a possibility for my students. These books will last for many years and reach many students. Help my students to realize how important reading is and give them the desire to READ!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Life in Dog Years Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Peak Roland Smith • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Tangerine Edward Bloor • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Forever... Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher A. Myers (Illustrator), Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
You Don't Know Me David Klass • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
High Heat Carl Deuker • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup Ron Koertge • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tracker Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Roughnecks Thomas Cochran • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Slam! Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Knights of the Hill Country Tim Tharp • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Summer Ball Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Travel Team Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Miracle on 49th Street Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Two-Minute Drill: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Safe at Home Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Hot Hand: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Great Moments in Baseball History (Matt Christopher Sports Series for Kids) Matt Christopher, S. Peters (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Woodsong Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
On the Field with... Peyton and Eli Manning Matt Christopher, Stephanie Peters • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Elizabeth Payne • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
On the Halfpipe with... Tony Hawk Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out (TFK Biographies Series) Editors of TIME for Kids, With Denise Lewis Patrick • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Martin Luther King (History Maker Bios Series) Mary Winget • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth Robert Burleigh, Mike Wimmer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Teammates Peter Golenbock, Paul Bacon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Joey Pigza Loses Control Jack Gantos • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ancient Egypt (Discoveries Series) George Hart • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Story of Rome Rosie Dickins, Teri Gower (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Sisterhood 4-Book Boxed Set Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $33.15 1 $33.15
Jack's Run Roland Smith, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Sasquatch Roland Smith • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes Wendelin Van Draanen, Wendelin Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Swear to Howdy Wendelin Van Draanen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$299.60

Vendor shipping charges

$29.96

State sales tax

$14.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$369.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.00

Total project goal

$450.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.00

1 Donor

-$434.12

Donations toward project cost

-$369.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 40 students.

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