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Mrs. Murillo from Thermal CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

2018 Novels for Young Adults

Help me give my students new and engaging novels on the 2018 YALSA best fiction list.

  • $441 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing people who always try their best to do well in school. They are motivated individuals who face many adversities yet continue to strive in order to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. The majority of our student population is from a low socio economic background and many of their parents are field workers. Many of my students participate in community service, while the others through school clubs organize food and toy drives as well as fundraise to give back to the community. They are very deserving!

My Project

My students need more book options to engage in independent reading outside of classroom time. Every year I find myself encouraging them to read and constantly showing them books that I have in my classroom library. Because my students are constantly reading, the books get worn out and unfortunately that discourages students. I motivate them by introducing recently published books that are hot on the Young Adult reading lists during the year. They feel encouraged to read when they pick up a new story, a new book. Books are powerful tools to help them understand the world and develop their critical thinking skills.

Mrs. Murillo
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
Under the Mesquite • Amazon Business $15.42 2 $30.84
Bang • Amazon Business $12.29 2 $24.58
Devils Within • Amazon Business $12.23 2 $24.46
Under the Feet of Jesus • Amazon Business $12.19 2 $24.38
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Closest I've Come • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
Saints and Misfits • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
What Girls Are Made of • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Moxie: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Saint Death: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Allegedly • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Illegal • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Takedown • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
City of Saints & Thieves • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82

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