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Ms. Michalek from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books! And More Books!

My students need engaging and varied books that will inspire them to become readers!

  • $490 goal

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My Students

How do you turn 100 seventh graders into readers? You provide them with high-interest, engaging books.

My students come from a high poverty neighborhood and many of them are English language learners.

Unfortunately, many of my students have not yet discovered a love of learning and have little access to great books, or lack a parent at home who supports their learning to read. My school desperately lacks resources and is only able to provide a few new books to our classroom libraries each year. These books get snatched up then, lost or destroyed. All students deserve access to wonderful books.

My Project

In Readers Workshop students are expected to read 20-40 minutes a day. Access to interesting books of various reading levels is a must in keeping adolescents engaged in reading for that long of a time. My dream is for students to struggle to make a book choice not because there is not anything they want to read, but because there are so many books they want to try. My goal as a teacher is to make kids better readers, and I am able to do that when I can provide students with great books.

My classroom library is the most important part of my room.

It is where students come together to read and discuss books and develop a love of reading. Students who excel at reading become more successful in life. Contributing to my classroom library will put my students on the path to success.

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Ms. Michalek
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $17.33 1 $17.33
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders (Teen Ink) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
DK Eyewitness Books: Money • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story (I Funny) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Isla and the Happily Ever After • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition: A TOON Graphic • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
DK Eyewitness Books: North American Indian • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
The Rule of Thoughts (Mortality Doctrine, Book Two) (The Mortality Doctrine) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Nelson Mandela: The Unconquerable Soul (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Uprising • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
What My Mother Doesn't Know • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane & Tornado • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Return of Skeleton Man • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Wright Brothers: A Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Small as an Elephant • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A True Patriot: The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Lola and the Boy Next Door • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Abduction (Kidnapped, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Skeleton Man • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
DK Biography: Pele • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
DK Biography: Nelson Mandela • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
DK Biography: Marie Curie • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.26 1 $4.26
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43

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