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Mrs. Miller from Burtonsville MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

8th Grade Readers Got to Read!

Help me give my students access to a variety of great paperback books for our classroom library. I've chosen numerous award-winning titles from current young adult writers and classics, including accessible Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet).

  • $349 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The vast majority (over 90%) are minority students, and over half come from economically disadvantaged households. In total, I teach five classes of 8th grade English.

My students are bright, funny, optimistic, and creative, with diverse talents and strengths.

Many of my students don't have exposure to literature outside the classroom, so it's important to me to give them a warm experience with books and reading while they are in my classroom.

My Project

My students are thrilled with our classroom library! I've discovered that I have fans of nonfiction, graphic novels, and of course, young adult fiction. I do lend my books, so I would like to add a few more to my collection to reach more students.

I'm amazed at the difference having new books in the classroom makes in my students.

Instead of wasting time or goofing off after work is complete, they now complete their work diligently so that they can head to the bookshelves to see what new titles I've received. It makes me so happy to see my students ensconced in comfy chairs, reading together.

I love buying books for my students, and I spend part of every paycheck acquiring whatever I can find on sale that I think they might enjoy, but with 125 readers passing through my classroom each day, we could use a few more titles to keep them interested. Thank you for considering helping with my project!

Mrs. Miller
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raina Telgemeier Collection • Amazon Business $27.70 1 $27.70
Watchmen • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Rent Collector • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
This One Summer • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Flipped • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Life of Pi • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Be More Chill • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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