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

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

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
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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

Mrs. Bower from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Words Are Our Most Inexhaustible Source of Magic.

My students need a diverse collection of books to read in class!

  • $478 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The school that I teach at is a public charter school, that is run like a private school. Students are admitted through a lottery program, which makes many of the students feel as though they are lucky to be a part of this community. Because we are a small, public school resources are limited. Students and teachers are required to provide most, if not all, of the supplies and texts that we need in our classrooms.

My students have a passion for learning and truly enjoy being a part of our school.

I have a large number of students who thank me when they leave my room, which was a concept completely foreign to me. At previous schools, my students dreaded being there, but at our school the environment is largely a positive one. I know it sounds cliche, but I really do enjoy seeing these students every day.

My Project

Throughout the school year my students read a variety of books. As I continue my teaching career I try to adapt and add to my classroom library to try and create as many readers as possible.

I tell my struggling readers who hate reading that they just haven't found the right book yet!

In order to help them to do so, I need to have a variety of books available for them to explore. I'm learning though that my classroom library doesn't have a book for everyone yet. I recently bought a graphic novel to see how it would be received, and it has been signed out of my library since the beginning of the year.

Having a variety of books for my students to pick from will allow me to help those students who "hate" reading find just the right book for them!

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

10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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 Mrs. Bower is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $7.97 10 $79.70
Go Set a Watchman: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.27 5 $71.35
Son (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $9.94 5 $49.70
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
Welcome to the Monkey House: A Collection of Short Works • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Frankenstein The Graphic Novel: Original Text • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $12.25 1 $12.25
Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Cat's Cradle: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Beowulf • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Thor & Loki In the Land of Giants: A Norse Myth • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State 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


9 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


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":"Albuquerque","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3434808],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NM","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3540971,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":125,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Bower","authorIds":{"3434808":{"owner":"Mrs. Bower","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3540971],"proposalHash":"397521180","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20716650,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjA5OTkyNw==","NDkzMDgyMA==","NDkyNzkyNA==","NTk2ODQyNw==","MTI0MTM0NQ==","NDkyODc5Mg==","NTg1NjQzNw==","NTg3MzcxNA==","NDU5NTUxMA==","NTg1NjA3OA=="],"teacherId":3434808,"schoolCounty":"Bernalillo","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NM","name":"New Mexico"}}