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Mrs. Heethuis from Norton Shores MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

20 Books to Start 2020 the Right Way!

Help me give my students brand new young adult novels to start the year!

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 130 students step into the walls of my classroom every day, looking for a safe place to be themselves. They need a place where they can grow both emotionally and intellectually in a welcoming and positive environment. My kids come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds, living situations, family systems, and cultures.

It is crucial that everyone feels accepted, that we put ourselves in one another's shoes and refrain from judgment, and to make the world a better place for everyone.

My Project

In September, my students were given the challenge of reading 10 books before they graduate the 8th grade this June. While many students came to me as voracious readers, many had wide eyes and open-mouthed expressions when this was announced; they didn't see themselves as readers or capable of accomplishing such a goal. Since then, all of my students have found new books that they're interested in and a genre in which they feel at home. Many have already surpassed their June goal and are eating up my classroom library.

This project seeks to bring 20 brand new, high-interest, diverse books into my 8th grade classroom for my students to devour.

Specifically, it seeks books from authors they have loved already this year, sequels, books about love, travel, and friendship. Included in these titles is something for everyone. Whether you love a good romance, are struggling with your own identity, or love adventure, there's a book for you!

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Mrs. Heethuis
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tweet Cute • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Time of Our Lives • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Jane Anonymous: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Throw Like a Girl • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Yes No Maybe So • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Whisper to Me • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Of Curses and Kisses • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Every Other Weekend • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Library of Lost Things • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
How to Speak Boy • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Rogue Princess • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Gravity of Us • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Match Me If You Can • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Infinity Son • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
She's With Me • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Kissing Booth #2: Going the Distance • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89

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