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Mr. Wuerth from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Recharge

Help me give my students fresh new books and book sets for book clubs.

  • $1,173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my classroom start the year as emerging readers with many, if not most, stating they "hate reading," think it's "boring," and have read few to no books in the past year. My classroom library, filled with provocative and popular young adult fiction titles, has 100% of students reading.

In a district in which minority groups represent more than 50 percent of student population, our school is typical.

My high school is proud of its multiculturalism and seeks to honor a diversity on its campus. Yet, as in many American schools, the students (particularly those of racial and ethnic minorities, those living in poverty, and those for whom English is not a primary language) face a low "literacy ceiling" here that not only discourages them from engagement in reading but prevents them from becoming confident learners in all academic areas. Academic success is predicated on reading success. Many of my students, as freshmen, find reading challenging and even have a high degree of antipathy to it. A fundamental reason for their disengagement with reading is that my students just have not had access to a wide variety of books.

My Project

With access to great and fresh titles, students are more likely to engage in books and become motivated readers. With such hot genres as graphic novels, science fiction and social justice, students who are struggling readers will find entrance into the "reading zone" more quickly with increased stamina.

I've selected book sets with compelling titles, such as "Every Day", by David Levithan, and "The Sun is Also a Star", by Nicola Yoon, for my high school book clubs.

In my literacy classes, students spend quality time reading for fluency and comprehension. We read daily and, throughout the year, students enjoy reading in book clubs; they discuss books and write about them. With the average student spending only 3 percent of her or his day reading, it is essential teachers give time for reading and put high-interest books in the hands of young readers.

Mr. Wuerth
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Sun Is Also a Star • AKJ Education $13.86 12 $166.32
Every Day • AKJ Education $8.02 20 $160.40
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 8 $111.92
Another Day • AKJ Education $13.13 8 $105.04
Refugee • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
Everything, Everything • AKJ Education $8.02 4 $32.08
The Third Twin • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Monument 14: Savage Drift • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Maximum Ride (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $25.43 1 $25.43
Deadpool Classic - Volume 1 • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Monument 14: Sky on Fire • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Marvels • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
War Brothers The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
Paper Towns • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Their Dogs Came with Them • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
We Are Okay • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bull • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Astonishing X-Men - Volume 1 Gifted • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Looking for Alaska • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Ultimate X-Men - Volume 5 Ultimate War • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Slam Dunk, Vol. 4 Enter the Hero • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Slam Dunk, Vol. 5 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Slam Dunk, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Slam Dunk, Vol. 2 New Power Generation • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$921.65

Vendor shipping charges

$17.00

State sales tax

$13.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$996.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$175.82

Total project goal

$1,172.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,172.11

1 Donor

-$1,172.11

Donations toward project cost

-$996.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$175.82

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$0.00

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