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Mrs. Schlichting & Grote from Alexandria MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book for Every Student!

My students need a diverse selection of engaging reading materials to help foster or further grow their love for reading and overall literacy skills.

  • $755 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come to us from a variety of different economic backgrounds and bring with them their own set of life experiences. Some of our students have been read to since they were infants, while others cannot remember the last time they opened a book, let alone were read to outside of school. Some have bookshelves full of current literature and the most trendy reads, while others don't even know where the library is located nor do they have the abilities to get there.

Our kids are hard-working, determined individuals with bright futures ahead of them.

All students deserve the opportunity to learn and increase their literacy skills, regardless of economic status. As their teachers we want to provide them with the tools they need to get there. We are hoping to close the literary gap between these groups of students by providing them with easy access to engaging literature.

My Project

Each day in our English classes, we take time for students to read a self-selected text. Many struggle to find a book they enjoy or to take the time out of their busy schedules to actually obtain a copy of a book, while others simply don't have the resources to obtain copies. Some make statements such as "I haven't read a book in _____ years". We often work closely with our students to help them find a text they might connect with and to help them gain access to the text.

By donating to our project, you will be providing students with access to diverse and engaging literature within the walls of our classroom.

Students can worry less about physically locating a text and more about finding one they will enjoy and sustain.

Mrs. Schlichting & Grote
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.99 2 $105.98
[(The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set )] [Author: Suzanne Collins] [Nov-2011] • Amazon Business $21.30 1 $21.30
Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row, Book 3) • Amazon Business $10.38 2 $20.76
4: War Storm (Red Queen) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Movie Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
The Beauty That Remains • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Gender Game 4: The Gender War (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Waiting for White Horses • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
The Gender Game (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Gender Game 2: The Gender Secret (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Atlantis Plague: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 2) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Atlantis World (The Origin Mystery, Book 3) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Lines We Cross • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Year Without Mom • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Martian • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
No Good Deed • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Confessions of a High School Disaster (Chloe Snow's Diary) • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
See How They Run (Embassy Row, Book 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Queen of Attolia (Queen's Thief) • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
The King of Attolia (Queen's Thief) • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
A Conspiracy of Kings (Queen's Thief) • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
The Call • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
We Should All Be Feminists • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Eyes and Spies: How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know (A Visual Exploration) • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
All Fall Down (Embassy Row, Book 1) • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
Dead Inside: A True Story • Amazon Business $2.05 1 $2.05

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