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. VanMalsen from Hudsonville MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Your Homework? Choice Reading!

Help me give my students young adult books to build a classroom library!

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is my first year teaching at this particular school, and I have quickly realized that I am fortunate to teach 125 of the world's most phenomenal 8th graders! My students are intelligent, thoughtful, and absolutely hilarious. I feel so lucky to be their teacher.

My students have a variety of educational needs; some see middle school as a stepping stone to higher education, while some see it as a place where they can simply stay warm and dry or feel loved.

I love all of my students, and I enjoy hearing each individual's story. I am excited and eager to watch them all grow throughout this year.

My Project

In my ELA classroom, I seldom assign homework--other than choice readings. I ask that students read 15-20 minutes each night, using any book of their choice. My students are growing in their love for reading as this year progresses, which is exciting to see. That being said, I started my job at this school in December, and so I'm working to build up a relevant and engaging YA library rather quickly! The young adult books on this list are award winners, written by acclaimed authors, and/or requested by students. These books will help to form a classroom library, which students can use to check out books to take home. I have seen the changes that choice reading can make in the lives of these kids...they don't even consider it homework now because they're truly enjoying themselves!

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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. VanMalsen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Boxed Set: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising • Amazon Business $23.07 1 $23.07
Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Picture Us In The Light • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
When We Collided • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Eliza and Her Monsters • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
People Like Us • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Cheerleaders • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pride • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sadie • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Caraval: A Caraval Novel • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Goodbye Days • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
My Heart and Other Black Holes • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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


3 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":"Hudsonville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6106026],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3848296,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. VanMalsen","authorIds":{"6106026":{"owner":"Mrs. VanMalsen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3848296],"proposalHash":"-1803787694","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21322639,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjE4ODYwOQ==","Mjc0NzU5Mw==","NjI1NTU2OQ==","NjEwNjAyNg=="],"teacherId":6106026,"schoolCounty":"Ottawa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}