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Mrs. Twiford from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Library for a Culture of Passionate Readers

My students need new books that suit their interests. They are looking for funny books, graphic novels, and complete series.

  • $759 goal

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My Students

Our Alaskan, STEM school is special. We offer and alternative learning opportunity for kids who have had difficulty in the traditional model. Through project-based learning experiences, outdoor education, and a small, warm community, we hope to foster a love of learning in all of our middle grade students.

A love of learning starts with a love of reading.

Our students are ready to fill our library with more chances to develop their reading skills and engage with their imaginations. Our library is new, and small, but our students take pride in it, often requesting books or donating their own so their peers can try it, too.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the culture of reading I hope to build in my classroom. Each title on this list satisfies a need in our library that students have presented to me. In order to foster a love of reading, students need books that they love staring at them right in the face.

A lively reading community requires that a book is available to inspire and interest every student.

Our reading culture values choice and free exploration of student passions. This means we need lots of diverse books to satisfy the needs of every unique child's imagination wherever she or he is on their unique reading journey.

Mrs. Twiford
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 170 students.

19 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bone (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
Warriors The New Prophecy Box Set • AKJ Education $32.84 1 $32.84
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • AKJ Education $32.09 1 $32.09
Warriors Box Set The Complete First Series • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
I Funny Boxed Set • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • AKJ Education $25.54 1 $25.54
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 2 $21.38
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Scythe • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 2 $14.26
Robot Dreams • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Miles Morales: Spider-Man • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wilder Boys • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One of Us Is Lying • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Booked • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
House Arrest • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Warriors Manga Box Set: Graystripe's Adventure • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
The Zombie Survival Guide Complete Protection from the Living Dead • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Odyssey • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Noggin • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Boy on the Wooden Box How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Gym Candy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $6.28 1 $6.28
Warriors: SkyClan and the Stranger #1: The Rescue • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mockingbird • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Warriors: SkyClan and the Stranger #2: Beyond the Code • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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