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Mrs. Vukmanic from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Whole New World

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore these new worlds: fiction, nonfiction, mystery, thriller, romance, coming-of-age, and poetry.

  • $420 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse mix of curious seekers who want to explore the worlds, the culture, the relationships, and the lessons that books offer. My students know that reading is a personal art, and they are ready to perfect their craft. Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle offer a powerfulperspective of books, one that reflects my students' passion for reading: "We imagine a book as we read; we enter a world, direct the movie of what happens, and imagine the characters as living, breathing human beings. We fall in love, we experience loss, we grapple with universal human struggles. The world opens and we fall in."

I love that my students understand the power of stories.

They know the magic a book holds: life lessons, companions, solace, and adventure. More than a learning opportunity, my students reach for books because they offer a much needed break from the constant "bing" of their phones. Books offer a place for my students to rest and "fall in," and I love that they are insightful enough to put this knowledge into action.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the diverse and accessible classroom library that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. I pull books from my classroom library for First Chapter Fridays to engage student interest (Yes, even high school students enjoy me reading aloud for 5-10 minutes), students check out books from our classroom library to read independently- both in and out of the classroom, and students conduct mini-book talks on the books they choose in hopes to inspire their classmates to read it next. My classroom library is teeming with activity and conversation about books that reflect my student's lives.

I've handed the reigns over to my students, and THEY, not me, have created a list of books they want to see in their classroom library.

As a result, the books in my shopping cart range from fiction to nonfiction, from fantasy to social justice, and from historical fiction to poetry and sports. Stocking my classroom shelves with titles that speak to their personal interests will help students continue to enjoy independent reading time, and, more importantly, value the rich lessons books can offer.

Mrs. Vukmanic
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
the mermaid's voice returns in this one • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
The Enemy (new cover) (An Enemy Novel) • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
The Silent Patient • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
It: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
The Program • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Hospital: How I Survived the Secret Child Experiments at Aston Hall • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Gone Girl • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Fear (new cover) (An Enemy Novel) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Dead (new cover) (An Enemy Novel) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Afterwar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Why Me? • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
A Stolen Life: A Memoir • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Be More Chill • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
Sharp Objects • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
The Remedy (Program) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Allegedly • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazis • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Treatment (Program) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Reissue with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book One • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27

Materials cost

$321.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$356.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.90

Total project goal

$419.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$419.33

4 Donors

-$373.00

Donations toward project cost

-$317.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.95

match offer

-$46.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$39.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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