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Mrs. White from Englewood CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

2018 Blue Spruce Award Book Request

My students need the 2018 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book nominees in order to have access to the latest and greatest books!

  • $541 goal

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My Students

We serve a diverse group of middle-school students from our neighborhood and the surrounding communities. Our students apply to earn a spot in our school. Our students are motivated learners. They think critically, work collaboratively and seek a challenge. We are a community of learners and are all seeking to better ourselves.

Our students are young leaders.

Our school is a community of learners, leaders, and world-changers. We never settle. We want to read, write and discuss thought-provoking, relevant, and timely literature.

My Project

ELA students have a rigorous choice reading requirement each year. To keep their interest in reading, our classroom library needs to have current titles that are popular with young adults. The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) has been recognizing the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado since 1985. The award is unique in being entirely nominated and voted for by teens. Inclusion on the nominations list does not imply endorsement by any adult as this is a program of entirely student-selected titles. Each year teens in grades 6-12 are free to nominate their favorite titles; a list of 12-15 titles is then compiled by the Blue Spruce Award committee based on number of nominations received.

Having access to popular literature will encourage more choice reading and a love of learning!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red Queen 2-Book Paperback Box Set: Red Queen, Glass Sword • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
The Marvels • Amazon Business $25.51 1 $25.51
How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life • Amazon Business $22.78 1 $22.78
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Honeybee: Poems & Short Prose • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Calm • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
King's Cage (Red Queen) • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
365 Reasons for Smiling: In Thoughts and Pictures • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Knowing • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Warcross • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The ABC's of LGBT+ • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Lone Stars • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Kill All Happies • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad) • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Thank You Potpourri - 36 Thank You Cards - 6 Designs - Blank Cards - Gray Envelopes Included • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
The Sky Is Everywhere • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Caraval • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Champion • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Wax • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
We All Looked Up • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
The Forgetting • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
The Kindness Project: A 30 Day Challenge Workbook/Journal for Kids to Encourage Living Kind • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Daughter of the Pirate King • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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