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Ms. Lazarus from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Best of the Best for Our High School Book Group

My students need the best young adult books published in 2016 to read in our book group!

  • $754 goal

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My Students

Our students are bright, ambitious, and eager to learn, but they face many hurdles. Over 60% are economically disadvantaged, one in three are English language learners, and 10% have an identified learning disability. Many of our students represent the first generation of their family to attend high school in the United States.

Our high school is located in one of the few working class neighborhoods left in San Francisco, and we are proud to educate our very diverse group of students.

My Project

We have a wonderful book group at our high school with a diverse group of students, teachers and staff. We pick a book to read every month, and the excitement generated about the book spreads throughout the school.

Reading for pleasure is the surest indicator of academic success, and our book group is great reading motivation.

The 52 book copies we are asking for include the best teen books of the last year. "The Sun is Also a Star" will be our last selection to read together this academic year.

Students will each get to choose from the other titles to read over the summer. When we return in August, book group members will share and trade their books with each other.

Ms. Lazarus
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $11.39 10 $113.90
Burn Baby Burn • Amazon Business $12.59 5 $62.95
The Serpent King • Amazon Business $11.70 5 $58.50
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $11.17 5 $55.85
The Passion of Dolssa • Amazon Business $10.63 5 $53.15
American Street • Amazon Business $10.58 5 $52.90
The Lie Tree • Amazon Business $10.05 5 $50.25
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $10.36 4 $41.44
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
Exit, Pursued by a Bear • Amazon Business $7.26 4 $29.04

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