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Mrs. Joslin from Miami OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beautifully Tattered Books

Help me give my students the newest releases, the most interesting books, and any possible book to spark their interest and love of reading!

  • $577 goal

This project expired on January 12, 2020.

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My Students

My students are small-town Oklahoma kids. They love technology, sports, and social interaction. The majority of them are economically disadvantaged, and a significant portion of them are part or full Native American ethnicity. My students are the reason I am excited to get up in the morning to go to work. The opportunity to get to laugh with, read with, inspire, and be inspired by these wonderful humans is the reason I teach.

I see it as a great and wonderful challenge to inspire these students with a passion for books.

So many of them are not readers; they find books less entertaining than their technology, or they struggle with comprehension, or they think that all school-assigned reading is dull.

I love to see that reluctance to read change and the way their eyes light up when I have new books or have personally purchased books that they wished they could read but no other library had in yet. These are the moments that you are funding when you give to my classroom. You are a part of this increase in literacy and you are changing non-readers into readers. Thank you!

My Project

All of my students are required to read books of choice. They independently select the stories that appeal the most to them, inspire them the most, or best pique their interest. It could be a thriller like The Silent Patient, a classic like Little Women, or a biography by Tim Tebow.

Students need access to the best books.

They need to continually be encouraged to find books that they want to read. One of my biggest goals as an English teacher is to fan the flame of passion for reading. To coax those embers of interest into flames, I need the best tools. We need the best books.

So many of my classroom books (many of which I purchase myself on a regular basis) are becoming tattered from use. Such a wonderful problem to have! But that means we need some new books to add to the mix. This project has a selection of 30+ books, carefully chosen with a variety of genres to appeal to a variety of students.

Mrs. Joslin
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The River: A novel • Amazon Business $22.70 1 $22.70
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
Harry's Trees • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
CIRCE • Amazon Business $16.42 1 $16.42
Never Have I Ever: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.42 1 $16.42
Becoming • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
A Woman Is No Man: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection) • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
The Flatshare: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.54 1 $15.54
Color Me In • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All the Bad Apples • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Recursion: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ask Again, Yes: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Silent Patient • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
The Rest of the Story • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Ayesha At Last • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
One Second After (A John Matherson Novel) • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Power • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Hope and Other Punch Lines • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
What to Say Next • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71
The Hazel Wood: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
The Accidentals: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
There There • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Puddin' (Dumplin') • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Dumplin’ Movie Tie-in Edition • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28

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