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Mrs. Huckstep
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Cool Classroom Library

My students need 32 books for independent reading to grow our small classroom library and to support our goal of becoming lifelong readers!

My Students

"I hate reading!" "There aren't any books I like!" These are the common refrains I hear the first few weeks in my English classroom. My students have not yet discovered how wonderful the written word can be and need new, engaging books to guide their way.

My students are a mixture of every type of reader from the excited ones who would read the phone book, to students who have one favorite book but don't know what to read next, to very reluctant readers who have not actually read much of anything since early elementary school.

While I mainly teach reading remediation, I also teach some of the higher achieving students at out school. The higher achieving students are also at risk, because they claim they do not have time to read. All of my students, regardless of reading level or reading "attitude" need books to help them be successful in English class and in every other class they take.

My Project

My hope is that with a more varied classroom library than I am able to provide on my own, my students will experiment with new genres, will share books with one another, and will find the books that help them become the people they want to be. The books will absolutely be a gateway to higher test scores, but more than that, these books will be a gateway to new opportunities. Studies show that schools that have classroom libraries have students that better utilize school and public libraries. So really, by investing in a few books, we are opening many doors for these children to be lifelong learners and more engaged citizens. I also believe (because I have seen it happen) that students will soon apply the concepts we are studying to their independent reading books.

Your donations will change lives, broaden horizons, and help to make a small classroom library a gathering place for students where we can exchange ideas, travel to new places, explore complex feelings, and think about social change.

Help us grow our library and grow ourselves!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heart to Heart • AKJ Books $16.02 1 $16.02
The Omnivore''s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat Mich • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Riot Walter Dean Myers • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Nickel and Dimed • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
The Help • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Maus I : A Survivor''s Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Parttime Indian • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam Tony Medina, Louis Reyes • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Into the Wild • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Namesake: A Novel • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Lift Every Voice and Sing: Selected Poems James Weldon Johns • AKJ Books $9.49 1 $9.49
Book Thief - pb • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
I Am the Messenger • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Last Thing I Remember (The Homelanders Series #1) Andrew • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Compound • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Looking for Alaska • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Jellicoe Road • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
American Born Chinese • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Steve Jobs • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Gifted Hands : The Ben Carson Story • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
Sunrise Over Fallujah • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
They Cage the Animals at Night • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
A Walk In The Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Eragon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fat Kid Rules the World • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Out of the Dust • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
First Part Last, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

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