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Ms. Wilson from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need access to books and other supplies for an upcoming author study project.

  • $863 goal

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My Students

My students are gifted, vibrant, and enthusiastic, but many of them face unimaginable challenges in their lives outside of school. Despite these difficulties, they choose to attend a school with a longer school day, a rigorous curriculum, and high expectations.

Our goal every day is to redefine possible and to do whatever it takes to ensure students are ready for college.

For the majority of my students, they will be the first in their families to go to college, and it is my job to ensure they will be prepared for everything they will encounter.

My Project

As they prepare to go to college, my seniors will be engaging in an in-depth analysis of an author of their choosing. Students will be required to read and learn about both the authors themselves and the works that made them famous.

My goal is for students to examine the works of a diverse set of authors in a deep, meaningful way.

Many of my students do not have easy access to bookstores or even a library. Consequently, I want to be able to provide my students with a class set of texts that will help them participate in this project without the stress of having to find and purchase the books on their own.

Ms. Wilson
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 19344304 54 Quart/51 Liter Gasket Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches and Gasket, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $54.41 2 $108.82
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Miami Collection, 24 Pads per Pack, 70 Sheets per Pad (654-24SSMIA-CP) • Amazon Business $20.00 2 $40.00
The Sound and the Fury (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) • Amazon Business $21.82 1 $21.82
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir • Amazon Business $21.62 1 $21.62
Samsill Heavyweight Non-Glare Sheet Protectors, Box of 200 Plastic Page Protectors, Acid Free / Archival Safe, Top Load 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Little Fires Everywhere • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection) • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
Winter Garden • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Me Talk Pretty One Day • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
The Virgin Suicides: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Outliers: The Story of Success • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Big Little Lies • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Everything I Never Told You • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
The Fire Next Time • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
The Road • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The House of the Spirits: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
No Country for Old Men • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Animal Dreams: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
The Grapes of Wrath • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Silver Sparrow • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Tender Is the Night • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Mrs. Dalloway • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
I Am the Messenger • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
The Joy Luck Club: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.01 1 $9.01
Emma (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes) • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
A Room of One's Own • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
Jurassic Park: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Shining • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Purity: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.81 1 $5.81
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66

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