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Ms. Prather from Springfield IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are Gateways to a Thousand Lives

Help me give my students a great classroom library that will capture their interest.

  • $495 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

Stephen King said, " Books are uniquely portable magic."

I am the proud teacher of 62 sixth grade literature and writing students who are quickly becoming phenomenal readers.

My students are a mix of avid readers and reluctant readers who are looking for the right book to spring them into a passion for reading. My students are becoming better readers every day. They are great at suggesting books to other students to read and are building a fabulous reading community!

My Project

Books are an integral part of every literature class. Our class uses books every day to become better readers by studying characters, settings, and themes. It is so much more fun to do this kind of work when the students can choose books that are interesting to them.

While we have a wonderful school library, my goal is to create a great classroom library filled with books that will inspire even the most reluctant reader to peruse the shelves.

This will help the students be out of the classroom less searching for books and in the room more reading books.

Ms. Prather
Grades 6-8

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 6 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set • AKJ Education $106.60 1 $106.60
For Black Girls Like Me • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Free Lunch • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Internment • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
No Way Out (Shadow House, Book 3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
A Haunting Collection by Mary Downing Hahn: Deep and Dark and Dangerous, All the Lovely Bad Ones, and Wait Till Helen Comes • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
You Can't Hide (Shadow House, Book 2) • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Gathering (Shadow House, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sunny (3) (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Hoot • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
The Maze Runner • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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