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Mrs. Becker from Bossier City LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Boost for Becker's Classroom Library

Help me give my students a diverse selection of current fiction and non-fiction for our classroom library. These titles deal with social issues and real-life situations that our students often face.

  • $307 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2020.

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My Students

My students are great kids and range in age between 15 and 18. The wide majority are from high poverty backgrounds where books are luxuries. Very few of them have books in the home. A lot of my students are very involved in sports, clubs, and they work after school at part-time jobs or babysitting siblings.

Even though my students come from challenging backgrounds, they are hungry to learn.

When asked about their past reading habits, for example, many were nostalgic about elementary school when they were able to read for fun. Almost none of them read outside of school as teenagers. It's almost as if it just has never occurred to them.

My Project

I have long been a believer in independent reading for students. These books will be used in our classroom library and will be available for checkout by my students. By reading a book of their own choosing my students will increase their vocabulary and learn to enjoy literature. My students are often reluctant readers but I have discovered that they will read books that are relevant to their lives and with characters with whom they can connect.

Research has shown the benefit of daily reading.

These books will allow my students to grow and will make a positive impact on their academic success.

Mrs. Becker
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $17.56 1 $17.56
The Starless Sea: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
The Girl Who Reads on the Mxe9tro: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Tweet Cute • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
From the Desk of Zoe Washington • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
What I Carry • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Night Country: A Hazel Wood Novel (The Hazel Wood) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Meg and Jo • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Toll (3) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Ten Blind Dates • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Regretting You • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Skyward • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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