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Mrs. Selman from Piedmont SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Novel Love Affair: Helping Students Become Life-Long Readers

My students need high-interest, contemporary novels, like The Hate U Give and The Serpent King, to grab their attention and spark a love of reading.

  • $427 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group with various reading abilities and interests. They are fun, inquisitive, and up for any challenge I give them!

I want to give them any advantage I can and prepare them for the rest of high school.

Many of them are reluctant readers, but I hope to help change that this year! My students need reading materials that they can relate to and be inspired by. I want to challenge them with high-interest, contemporary novels.

My Project

Research shows that many high school students do not read for classroom assignments or for pleasure. Research also shows us that reading increases vocabulary, standardized test scores, and overall academic performance.

Students often say that typical reading assignments in English classes are outdated, boring, and irrelevant to their lives.

I want my students to realize that there is so much more to reading than the typical canon of literature. The titles I have chosen are diverse, high-interest, and will appeal to students of various reading levels. They are also reflective of my students, which will encourage and inspire them in their reading journeys.

Mrs. Selman
Grades 9-12

This project will reach 120 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 4 $45.56
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 4 $45.56
The Serpent King • Amazon Business $8.82 4 $35.28
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.90 2 $29.80
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Strange the Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.92 2 $17.84
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $8.27 2 $16.54
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.25 2 $14.50

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