BookBooster Progress

# BookBoosters: 256
Projected books raised: 10,664
Books distributed as of May 2017: 6,440
BookBooster will distribute the donated books over the course of the 2016-17 school year, with help from First Book. Any leftover books will be distributed equally among the schools after the school year.

May 2017

425 books donated to each to the following schools:
Renaissance Academy of Science, Arts and Social Justice
Alum Rock, San Jose
298 students, grades 6 to 8
100% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
These new books will help us update and grow the ELA teacher's library into a more comprehensive and culturally-responsive library available to the student body. Thanks BookBooster!
Doug Kleinher
6th Grade Teacher
Verde Elementary School
North Richmond, Richmond
325 students, grades K to 6
100% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
At Verde all students are working to become college graduates, leaders, and lifelong learners. BookBooster will support our implementation of Reader's Workshop, outfitting classrooms with books to facilitate guided reading, small group work, and book clubs. Our school community is grateful to partner with BookBooster to ensure that all students have access to high interest text.
Hugo Martinez Bernardino
5th Grade Teacher

April 2017

425 books donated to each to the following schools:
Alpha: José Hernández Middle School
Alum Rock, San Jose
460 students, grades 5 to 8
92% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help enhance our school and classroom libraries. This will then promote more literacy. I can't wait to see the look in the students’ eyes when we give them the new books. Thank you!
Jonathan Glocknitzer
8th Grade Teacher
Horace Mann Elementary School
Downtown, San Jose
470 students, grades K to 5
80% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
Thanks to BookBooster, Horace Mann will be able to provide students with quality reading materials, and help build motivation to engage in reading.
Julian Ramirez
3rd Grade Teacher

March 2017

425 books donated to each to the following schools:
ACE Empower Academy
Mayfair, San Jose
400 students, grades 5 to 8
95% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
Our students are getting better at choosing appropriate grade-level books, but we’re still lacking books that our students find interesting. BookBooster will provide our students with books based on their personal preferences, and interests. Thank you BookBooster!
Reissa Noriega
Math, Science & English Grade Teacher
Broadway High School
Cambrian Park, San Jose
250 students, grades 10 to 12
75% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
‘Elective non-readers’ elect to read... when they have good books. BookBooster will allow our students access to books that they will want to read. This reading development goes a long way in our continuation school where students have not had positive experiences with reading. Thank you BookBooster!
Berton Mahardja
Guided Studies Teacher

February 2017

425 books donated to each to the following schools:
Madison Park Business & Art Academy
Sobrante Park, Oakland
600 students, grades 6 to 12
90% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
One of our goals is at MPA is to increase cross-curricular opportunities for our students. This grant from BookBooster will allow us to purchase more books to provide students with resources and stories that connect all of their grade-level content. Thank you for your support and helping us improve our literacy skills at MPA!
Bianca Lorenz
7th Grade Teacher
Caliber Beta Academy
Laurel Park, Richmond
650 students, grades Pre-K to 8
97% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help us buy diverse books that are culturally relevant for our students. Thank you BookBooster!
Tracy Kimball
Kindergarten Teacher

January 2017

330 books donated to each to the following schools:
Aspire Monarch Academy
Iveywood, Oakland
400 students, grades Pre-K to 5
97% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
By having new books in our class, students will have a leveled library that will allow them to read a variety of just-right books both at school and at home. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much BookBooster for all of your support! Our class appreciates you so so so much!
Kyoko Utsumi
3rd Grade Teacher
Garfield Elementary School
San Antonio, Oakland
604 students, grades K to 5
92% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help ensure that there are enough “good fit” books for every one of my students. “Good fit” books are challenging, accessible, and interesting. These books will not only push my students to the next reading level, but make them fall in love with reading in the process.
Alicia Arenas
Principal

December 2016

330 books donated to each to the following schools:
John Muir Elementary School
Western Addition, San Francisco
258 students, grades Pre-K to 5
84% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
Our teachers are dedicated to teaching students to read and connect and critically think about the materials they read. BookBooster will help enhance those materials.
Shawn Mansager
Prinicpal
Tenderloin Community Elementary School
Tenderloin, San Francisco
364 students, grades Pre-K to 5
82% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help us share great books with students and teachers that may not have access to quality materials. Thank you for supporting our high-risk, high-need students!
Christina Harger
Librarian

November 2016

230 books donated to each to the following schools:
Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
SoMa, San Francisco
650 students, grades Pre-K to 8
77% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help make sure that all of our classroom libraries are full of new, leveled books our students will be excited to read!
Sarah Pooner
Assistant Principal
San Francisco Community School
Excelsior, San Francisco
275 students, grades Pre-K to 8
65% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster books will allow students to begin to build their own personal home libraries. Having books that students choose themselves and which are interesting and appealing will increase the likelihood that they will read them. And since they will be able to keep their books at home, they can read them again and again and again! Thank you, BookBooster!
Tawnya Dudash
School Librarian

October 2016

230 books donated to each to the following schools:
Malcolm X Elementary School
Bayview, San Francisco
100 students, grades Pre-K to 5
90% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help us keep our libraries responsive to student needs and interests so that we can help them become lifelong readers. Thank you so much for helping us educate our future leaders!
Elena Rosen
School Principal
Bryant Elementary School
Mission, San Francisco
275 students, grades Pre-K to 5
100% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
Bryant Elementary, a proud San Francisco public school in the Mission District believes that reading, especially in many languages , is our connection to the world and ourselves.
Elizabeth Torres
Family Liaison

September 2016

200 books donated to each to the following schools:
Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 School
Mission, San Francisco
557 students, grades K to 8
72% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster is helping students who read below grade level find books that they love and want to read at home. Having books available at home helps them become enthusiastic readers. Thank you for helping our students get books.
Sarah Carp
Instructional Coach
César Chávez Elementary School
Mission, San Francisco
439 students, grades Pre-K to 5
94% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help upgrade a classroom library in a special education class for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and allow our school library to buy new books to augment our collection. These books will be used by hundreds of children who will have access to quality, engaging literature because of YOU. Thank you!
Nathalie Hrizi
School Librarian

August 2016

200 books donated to each to the following schools:
Paul Revere Elementary
Bernal Heights, San Francisco
500 students, grades Pre-K to 8
87% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
BookBooster will help upgrade our school library, which students use every day for homework and classwork. Our students need this. SO much. Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you!
Shannon Engelbrecht
School Librarian
Dr. Charles Drew College Prep
Bayview, San Francisco
325 students, grades Pre-K to 8
96% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
New books will allow a greater number of students to access materials at their appropriate grade level, and will increase the chances that students will be able to find literature on a topic that they are interested in. THANK YOU BookBooster for all your help!
Carolyn Samoa
School Staff Member