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Ms. Jae from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We're Only Going Up From Here: Increasing Our Reading Levels!

Help me give my students a strong classroom library for all reading levels!

Black History Month

This project supports a Black teacher or a school where most students are Black. See more projects.

  • $1,094 goal

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My Students

I am teaching a wonderful group of 9th graders. My main focus will be in special education, reading and writing at our school!

Many students struggle with having the necessary supplies for their school year!

No student should ever have to face these circumstances. That is why I am seeking out donations, so I can supply my students with these materials. This will be one less burden they will have to worry about. So please, if you can help me out by either donating or sharing. One day, all children will have an equitable education!

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students will enjoy while increasing their reading level. Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind-I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

Ms. Jae
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tokyo Ghoul: re Complete Box Set: Includes vols. 1-16 with premium • Amazon Business $101.99 1 $101.99
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Back to School Supplies Classpack, 10 Assorted Colors , 200 Count • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Colored Pencils Bulk, Shuttle Art 408 Pack Coloring Pencil Set Plus 20 Sharpeners, 12 Assorted Colors, Classroom Pack School Supplies • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Cirque Du Freak Series - Complete 12 Book Collection - Killers of the Dawn, Lord of the Shadows, Trials of Death, Sons of Destiny, Living Nightmare, Vampire's Assistant, Tunnels of Blood, Vampire Prince, Hunters of the Dusk • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay • Amazon Business $31.17 1 $31.17
Crayola Construction Paper, 240 Count, 2-Pack (total 480 count) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 320 pencils • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Echo • Amazon Business $29.77 1 $29.77
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl Series 8 Books Collection Set Brand New Cover • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Crayola Colored Pencils, Bulk Classpack, Classroom Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count, Standard • Amazon Business $28.75 1 $28.75
Legacy of Orisha Series 2 Books Collection Set by Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone, Children of Virtue and Vengeance) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Den of Vipers • Amazon Business $20.69 1 $20.69
Six of Crows Boxed Set: Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash Series) • Amazon Business $18.65 1 $18.65
Of Mice and Men • Amazon Business $8.18 2 $16.36
1984 • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Bostitch Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black (EPS4-BLACK) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
American Queen (New Camelot) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: 100 Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else for Teens (A Poetry Speaks Experience, Includes CD) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Leave This Song Behind: Teen Poetry at Its Best (Teen Ink) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Bridge Kingdom First Edition • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Another Country • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 0.24 Ounce Glue Sticks for Kids | School Supplies | Scrapbooking Supplies | Vision Board Supplies, 60 Count • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Cry, the Beloved Country • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pride and Prejudice • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth Duology, 1) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Speak • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
The Inheritance Games • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, 1) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
For Every One • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Isle of the Lost (A Descendants Novel, Book 1): A Descendants Novel (The Descendants, 1) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Infinite in Between • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Animal Farm: 75th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Their Eyes Were Watching God • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
The Finest Hours (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Zombie Baseball Beatdown • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell's Original Masterpiece • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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