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Ms. Drew from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Battle of the Books!

Help me give my students the required reading list to enter the Shelby County Area Wide Middle School Battle of the Books!

  • $647 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my wonderful students come from the neighborhood around the school, but we also get many from various areas around Memphis. All are a delight to teach and I love to witness their interest in books. We are a Title I school and our students population is quite diverse - socially, economically, and ethnically.

Oh, how I love my role as a middle school librarian!

Every day is new and different.

I see my book club students once a week during their lunch periods. Our book club is also the LUNCH BUNCH! We are all dedicated to having a time for enrichment where we can explore, research, and discuss their curiosity and challenging readings. My students need particular books so they can enter the Battle of the Books competition. This competition opens the door for the family to experience a world of a "loyal friend" -a book!

My Project

My project, Battle of the Books, is a district-wide reading incentive program. The purpose of this program is to simply encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with their peers. My school is using the 10-book reading list and will have three-person teams. Each team will read four books on the book list. The school battles are held second semester.

A typical "battle" is set up like a tournament or game, like College Bowl or Family Feud.

The teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book lists. Assignment to particular teams takes place at the competition. The students play several rounds, each against a different team. At the end of round one, points are tallied and the two teams with the most points are invited to a "Grand Battle." The other teams become the audience.

The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books, sharing them with friends, parents, and teachers ... PLUS, a fun day of playing in the "Battle."

Ms. Drew
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Last Cherry Blossom • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America • Amazon Business $13.26 5 $66.30
Tentacle and Wing • Amazon Business $11.89 5 $59.45
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality • Amazon Business $11.59 5 $57.95
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $10.96 5 $54.80
Tumble & Blue • Amazon Business $8.16 5 $40.80
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.16 5 $40.80
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Spirit Hunters • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Greetings from Witness Protection! • Amazon Business $6.39 5 $31.95

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