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Ms. Lo Bello from Eugene OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Love! High Interest Titles, Written in Verse

My students need young adult titles about diverse topics. Titles like Loving vs. Virginia and Mary's Monster support emerging readers by engaging them in high interest texts.

  • $171 goal

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My Students

Our school serves a low income, high needs population. The school over the last several years has seen a decline in enrollment due to school choice/lottery policies. Despite this decline in enrollment, we continue to push for high achievement and innovative practices, and it is because of this that I am seeking to implement a classroom library for extensive choice reading. Our kind and hard-working kids will respond to the high interest engaging texts and through interacting with them and each other, we can potentially change their lives. A great book can inspire and change a person. It can draw a person in and open doors to new ideas. It can give a student a new way of looking at things. Our kids deserve nothing less than this.

My Project

We have been piloting Book Love for the last year, to great success! Many of our students who haven't read a book since sixth grade are reading again. We are interested in reconfiguring our curriculum in ninth grade to use these titles as book clubs. Exposing students to a variety of text types is vital to our pre-IB (for all) students, as well as hooking them in with engaging texts.

It is important to set the tone early and keep our relentless enthusiasm for reading going.

And not necessarily follow the status quo by reading books by old dead irrelevant white men but instead to read texts by contemporary and diverse authors about topics that reflect the lives our students live.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Booked • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Freakboy • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Crank • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
A Time to Dance • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
House Arrest • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40

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