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Mrs. Pike-Green from Corona CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bolster Our Bookshelves!

Help me give my students a wide variety of great books that will get them reading!

  • $694 goal

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My Students

My students are intelligent, thoughtful and full of great ideas! They are part of our school's Biomedical STEM Academy, and most plan on pursuing a career in the medical field. While their innate curiosity makes them great students, many of them are reluctant readers. My goal this year is to change that reluctance into enthusiasm.

I believe that students who resist reading just haven't found the right book yet; I want to do everything I can to make sure each of my students finds that book that is going to spark their love of reading and (hopefully) make them lifelong readers.

Each child in my classroom brings a unique point of view, and the diversity of our classroom makes it an exciting place to learn. They are truly an incredible group, and they deserve a class library that will both inspire and challenge them to grow as readers and, consequently, as more informed and empathetic citizens of our community.

My Project

The cornerstone of the Language Arts curriculum is reading, but often students find core novels boring, dry, and irrelevant to their lives. This year, my students are going to supplement that required reading with novels of choice. In order to do so, our classroom library needs to be stocked with a wide array of both classic and contemporary books that will pique students' interests and get them reading.

Helping students become lifelong readers is one of the most important investments we can make--research shows that self-selected reading benefits students' sense of agency as well as their overall intellectual, moral, and personal lives.

The only way to become a better reader is to read more. Providing students with books that they love will help them associate reading with pleasure, and will set them on the path to becoming independent, proficient readers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $17.12 1 $17.12
Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Watch Us Rise • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Refugee • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Voice of Witness) • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
The Bell Jar (Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Parable of the Sower • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Kindred • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Barely Missing Everything • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
The Underground Railroad: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Song of Solomon • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Here to Stay • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Of Mice and Men • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Pride • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Speak • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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