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Mr. Nowak from Gaylord MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book's Battery Never Dies!

My students need exciting new fantasy novels to grab their interest.

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a high-poverty school district. My biggest challenge is persuading students who are reluctant readers to explore the world of reading. They are discovering and exploring the world of literature as we begin our new school year. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get some students to buy into the world of reading, especially when there are so many other things fighting for their attention. I need the best new books out there so they will have the best chance of becoming self-driven readers.

My Project

Sixth grade is all about students discovering that they are great readers and that reading can really be fun! In order to captivate my students and draw them into the world of literature, it is so important that I have the newest and most exciting children's literature. Sometimes students need a bridge to try that first big novel. The unabridged illustrated versions of the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan will target that problem specifically!

It can be so frustrating for students to get excited about a book and not have access to it.

Many times libraries have extraordinarily long hold lists for the newest and most popular titles. By creating a desirable classroom library that attracts and excites my students, I can show them how exciting and amazing the world of reading can be!

Mr. Nowak
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 3) • Amazon Business $28.82 2 $57.64
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1) • Amazon Business $27.87 2 $55.74
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2) • Amazon Business $27.49 2 $54.98
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

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