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Ms. Paradise from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're Going to Science(Fiction) This!

My students need a variety of science fiction novels including The Girl With All the Gifts and Little Brother to increase their interest science and technology.

  • $309 goal

This project expired on June 8, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school every day with so little. From not having breakfast to not having a backpack for school, they come in and try their best despite it all. I want to deliver an amazing school environment to them that will change their education and their lives.

My students come to school every day from all five boroughs with various needs and backgrounds, despite all the challenges life has thrown at them.

Our school has over 90% of students from minority backgrounds over 85% of students receiving free or reduced lunches. Some cannot live at home with their mom or dad, and some do not even have a home to go home to. Our students grapple with all sorts of challenges, including mental health issues, domestic violence, or pregnancies. Often it is a staff member who is there for a student no matter what the situation. It is often a teacher who will show up to a basketball game to cheer them on, or bring flowers to a theater performance, or provide a collared shirt to a student going on an interview. Our students rely on us to be there for them each and every day, and we do our best to be that constant support.

My Project

My school does not have a library for our students to read books, never mind take them home. Many of our students do not even have library cards for their public library, or cannot go to them due to area violence or living situations. I want to bring the library to them by providing an in-class library for student to use during the day, and check out to read at home. This library will focus on science fiction to inspire my science students to take an interest in different areas of science and technology. So often my students say that they don't understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real world, and this will begin to close that gap. I also want to prove to my students that reading is not something that is only for English class. Many of my students only ever read when a book is assigned for class. I want to show them genres often overlooked so they can find something to pique their interest and inspire them to read.

My students need these resources because I am unable to afford to keep up with the demand from my students.

I started this by lending out my personal copies of books to students, but this is not a feasible in the long term. This mix of brand new releases and student-favorite titles will hook my students on reading and open up a variety of different scientific wonders for my students to explore.

Ms. Paradise
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Song of the Lioness Quartet: Alanna; In the Hand of the Goddess; The Woman Who Rides Like a Man; Lioness Rampant • Amazon Business $31.85 1 $31.85
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon Business $26.39 1 $26.39
Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set (Mistborn, The Hero of Ages, & The Well of Ascension) • Amazon Business $16.05 1 $16.05
Neuromancer (Ace Science Fiction) • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
These Broken Stars • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Origin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Graceling • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Homeland • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Golden Son: Book II of The Red Rising Trilogy • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Across the Universe • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Steelheart (The Reckoners) • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
The Girl With All the Gifts • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Red Rising • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
The Rithmatist • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Shades of Earth: An Across the Universe Novel • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Firefight (The Reckoners) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Elantris • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Little Brother • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$228.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.26

Total project goal

$308.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.41

4 Donors

-$149.80

Donations toward project cost

-$131.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.72

match offer

-$154.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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