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Mrs. Farless from Brookland AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is a Discount Ticket to Anywhere!

My students need 40+ books that reflect their own lives. My goal is to find each student the "right book"...the one that makes them lifelong readers!

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Reading is a discount ticket to anywhere!" And for students from low-income backgrounds, reading provides one of the few opportunities for experiencing life "outside the box."

My 10th grade students live in a rural town in the Arkansas Delta.

The area is very impoverished, with many of students receiving free breakfast and lunch. With limited access to contemporary, young adult fiction, students in my English 10 classes are starving for good books.

My Project

I require my students to read four books each grading quarter, and often times the books in our High School Library are above the students' reading levels or are so dated as to be of little interest to my students. As I build a diverse classroom library that will entice students to read, I would like to expand that by providing books from genres that I know are of high interest to my students: realistic fiction and suspense. Diverse selections of young adult fiction will allow my students to gain confidence in their reading skills as they self-select books that are both interesting to them, as well as varying reading ability levels. Offering such a variety of select titles will encourage students to expand their book choices, and ultimately their love for reading.

Reading provides the frameworks for success in every field.

Strong readers will ultimately be strong writers, strong in other subject areas, and strong thinkers. Without reading, a child can expect little success in life, as these skills are needed from everything to reading directions to enjoying a novel. Self-selected literature is the way to garner student interest in reading.

Mrs. Farless
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Not-So-Simple-Life • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Aftershock • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Albatross • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Art Geeks and Prom Queens • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
An Off Year Claire Zulkey • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Beige Cecil Castellucci • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Black and White • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
3 Nbs Of Julian Drew • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Beige • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Ash Malinda Lo • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Bad • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Bang • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Beauty Queen Linda Glovach • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Before I Die Jenny Downham • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Boot Camp • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Bloom • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Breathing Underwater • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Born Blue Han Nolan • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Bruiser Neal Shusterman • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Burned • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
Buried Onions • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Bucking the Sarge • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
By the Time You Read This, I''ll Be Dead Julie Anne Peters • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Carter Finally Gets It Brent Crawford • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Chinese Handcuffs Chris Crutcher • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Crank • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
Crunch Time • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Crash Test Love Ted Michael • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Dark Calling (Demonata Series #9) Darren Shan • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Dark Song Gail Giles • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Deadline • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Derby Girl • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Diva • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Endgame Nancy Garden • AKJ Books $13.26 1 $13.26
Destroy All Cars Blake Nelson • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Fallout Ellen Hopkins • AKJ Books $14.81 1 $14.81
Flash Burnout L. K. Madigan • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Fault Line • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Funny How Things Change Melissa Wyatt • AKJ Books $13.22 1 $13.22
Gentlemen • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Linger (HC) • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03

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