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Ms. Boyle from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Battle: Growing Excited Readers!

My students need books from the battle of the books reading list so they can compete in the school competition, city qualifying battle, and the city championship.

  • $983 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Media Specialist at a school with approximately 650 students. These students are a mix of Mexican, Polish, African American and Caucasian individuals who come from the southwest side of our large city in Illinois. About 68% of the population is low income. Our students are participating in the CPS Elementary battle of the books program.

Our students love reading and are always looking for new books that they can relate to and that will help them learn about the world around.

The books initially benefit our 20-30 battle of the books students, but then all books are put in the library and will benefit hundreds of students.

My Project

This program turns non-readers into avid readers! In the beginning of the program, the students are a mix of avid readers to non-readers that want to be in the battle of the books program because their friends are. By the end, they all become readers that recommend these books to their friends because of the quality book selection.

It gives students that are unsure about what to read the chance to have quality literature, that they know will be good!

Reluctant chapter book readers start to read more because of these selections of books that connect to the students and help them learn about the world around them.

The students pictured in our class photo are the students that competed to win our school battle of the books, and competed in the city battle of the books competition.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $15.32 2 $30.64
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Ban This Book: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Like Vanessa • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess • Amazon Business $11.86 2 $23.72
The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) • Amazon Business $11.82 2 $23.64
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $11.72 2 $23.44
Nightbooks • Amazon Business $11.72 2 $23.44
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.72 2 $23.44
Breakout • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
The Length of a String • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, Book One) • Amazon Business $11.19 2 $22.38
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $11.16 2 $22.32
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle • Amazon Business $11.16 2 $22.32
Knockout • Amazon Business $11.13 2 $22.26
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
The Ambrose Deception • Amazon Business $10.27 2 $20.54
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Falling Over Sideways • Amazon Business $6.80 2 $13.60
Black Panther The Young Prince (Marvel Black Panther) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Martin Rising: Requiem For a King • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Food Heroes) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Restart • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98

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