You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Christian from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Read Because We Lead

My students need reading material to encourage them in creativity and to stretch their imagination.

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students represent those fresh out of elementary and those about to enter high school. With this sixth grade/eighth grade split, my student representation is challenging and creates a plethora of opportunity for self reflection and growth. The sixth graders are feeling the freedom that comes with being unleashed from the elementary boundaries and recognizing that freedom carries responsibility. My eighth graders are welcoming more independence but will find out later (maybe after Christmas) that high school looms. Fun Year Ahead!!

My Project

These books will make a difference in the reading lives of middle school students in that they allow the student to have a free choice of reading beyond their text book. Middle school students (especially struggling readers) tend to become frustrated with Poetry; therefore, I chose this genre in order for them to have the exposure needed to excel.

As an advocate of reading the written words, in addition to screen time, these materials encourage students to delve into their own creative thinking and writing styles.

I am building a reading area and a library to model what a safe reading and writing environment looks like.

Ms. Christian
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Christian is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poets for Young Adults Their Lives And Works • AKJ Education $66.00 2 $132.00
Poems for Building Reading Skills Levels 6-8 • AKJ Education $21.89 4 $87.56
Swimming Upstream Middle School Poems • AKJ Education $13.13 3 $39.39
Time You Let Me In 25 Poets under 25 • AKJ Education $16.10 2 $32.20
Poetry Speaks Who I Am • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
Harlem A Poem • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
You Hear Me? Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
All the Broken Pieces • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am the Darker Brother An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Blue Lipstick Concrete Poems • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


Sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Dallas","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5662078],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3487452,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":100,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Christian","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"5662078":{"owner":"Ms. Christian","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3487452],"proposalHash":"111217267","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",360,x0,y60&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1566926994838","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21242540,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5662078,"schoolCounty":"Dallas","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}