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

We're ALL Reading Together!

Help me give my students books that appeal to numerous tastes, including Marvel, Graphic Novels, Sadie, The Odd Sisters, and more.

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I charter school in Houston, Texas where nearly 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Despite facing hardships and adversity, my students are committed to becoming high school ready and college-bound, eager to learn, and always giving one hundred percent.

While our community has experienced so much devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey (and recently, Tropical Storm Imelda), our students have a determination to succeed.

As a result of their determination to succeed, I am tasked with the responsibility of providing a safe, yet productive, environment. Together, we will build the class community where everyone can grow, is loved, and where mistakes are welcomed, because they help us grow.

My Project

Reading is a foundational skill for any subject and/or job anywhere. Therefore, students must work to continually improve their reading fluency and comprehension. In order to do so, they need to have access to a variety of books that meet their differing needs and tastes.

With access to graphic novels, humorous, and Young Adult novels, students will have more of a choice in the types of books that they read.

This leads to their building of confidence with the ability to make appropriate and responsible decisions. Furthermore, when students feel that they have a choice, their engagement increases. These books will allow students to practice their decision-making skills AND build on their reading skills.

Ms. Brooks
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Illegal • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Sadie • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Avengers Storybook Collection • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
How She Died, How I Lived • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Odd Sisters: A Villains Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Marvel Powers of a Girl • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Serious Moonlight • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48

Materials cost

$120.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.91

Total project goal

$179.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.39

2 Donors

-$118.74

Donations toward project cost

-$118.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$39.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$33.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.95

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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