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Ms. North from Richfld Spgs NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are a Uniquely Portable Magic - Stephen King

Help me give my students an updated selection of books to keep their love of reading thriving.

  • $388 goal

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My Students

In our English classroom, we have really been building ourselves as a community of readers and writers. The back of our classroom has beautiful wall-to-wall cabinets that are filled with as many high-interest books as we can get our hands on. My students love the days when we take the bins out of the cabinets, spread books across the tables, and search for that next great read.

True magic are the days when you walk in, and there's pure silence, as each student is totally engaged in a book he or she loves.

Some sprawl across the carpet, others choose to stay seated in desks, and others grab a beanbag or squeeze into a plush chair to enter that reading zone they've been learning to love.

In our small farming community, we still have a ton of diverse readers that enter through my 9th and 10th grade high school classes. We draw inspiration from our independent books or other quality texts to practice different writing styles, and we spend each day engaged in as much reading and writing as we can fit in.

My Project

The most effective way to get children to read more is to simply surround them with books. They need to see shelves packed with high-quality literature. Nothing makes a kid want to pick up a book and start reading more than having high-quality literature right there in front of them. That statement bears repeating...

Nothing makes a kid want to pick up a book and start reading more than having high-quality literature right there in front of them.

Mounds of research has shown that students will read more when they are immersed in a culture of books and given the time for reading. And my students' classroom culture of reading is thriving.

But more beautiful, amazing stories are published every day. Help us to update our classroom library, and give my readers more amazing literature. The list of books has been curated to match the preferences of the readers in my class: from those "great new books" my voracious readers will devour, to some engaging graphic novels my most hesitant readers won't be able to resist. Thank you for your consideration in our project!

Ms. North
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Matched Trilogy box set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
The Huge Book of Graphic Novels for Minecrafters: Three Unofficial Adventures • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Secret Coders • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Shiver • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Every Day • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Smile • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
There's Someone Inside Your House • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One Cut (Simon True) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1): Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
99 Days • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
Drama • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28

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