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Ms. Peng from Charlestown MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Library for Budding Book Lovers

Help me give my students a full classroom library with plenty of books to choose from!

  • 9 donors
  • $777 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach four sections of ELA to bright and vivacious seventh and eighth graders at a newly formed 7-12 school in Boston. My students are reflective, receptive to feedback, and regularly collaborate with one another.

Currently, they are learning to read and comprehend challenging texts with less of my help by engaging in reciprocal teaching.

My Project

Our class has been doing a lot of teacher-assigned reading together this year--as a class, in small groups, and in pairs, but students haven't had as much of an opportunity to do self-directed reading. The books I'm hoping to buy for our classroom library include many of the titles that they have actually requested when I asked for their input. "I don't read" or "I hate reading" is also a response I got during this process of soliciting student input about a classroom library.

I want to challenge those skeptical students to give reading another shot.

These students probably haven't found a book that interests them. This shopping list for books spans different genres, authors, and levels. Everyone deserves to find and read literature that helps them make meaning in this world.

Ms. Peng
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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The Classic Goosebumps Series 20 Books Collection Set By R. L. Stine • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set • Amazon Business $54.18 1 $54.18
The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $45.96 1 $45.96
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $45.76 1 $45.76
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Assata: An Autobiography • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Nubia: Real One • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Concrete Rose • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Starfish • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, 1) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Manning Up (West 44 Ya Verse Identifiers) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Illegal: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
Calvin and Hobbes (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Crabtree Drive • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 19 (19) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Naruto, Vol. 57: Battle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Girl in the White Van • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 23 (23) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Blended • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Slam! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
New Kid • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, 1) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Scary Stories, 1) • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Tuck Everlasting • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Sisters • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Kobe Bryant? (Who HQ Now) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Is Kamala Harris? (Who HQ Now) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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