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Ms. Solomon from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books By Request, The Next Generation!

Help me give my students new books that they have requested and REALLY want to read!

  • $592 goal

This project expired on July 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our library serves two schools.

Both schools are strongly committed to interrupting patterns of injustice by providing students with a relevant, rigorous, and personalized educational experience.

LA is a 6-12 middle and high school in the Oakland Unified School District that serves 473 students. Ninety-four percent of students who attend receive free or reduced lunch. Twenty-three percent of students are classified as English Language Learners. The majority of the students are Hispanic/Latino students who live within the neighborhood the school serves. The high school, in particular, has a strong focus on health and bioscience, and students who attend participate in internships in that field.

USA is a 6-8 middle school in the Oakland Unified School District that serves 382 students. Eighty-eight point five percent of the students who attend our school receive free or reduced price lunch. Forty point six percent of students are classified as English Language Learners. Students at the school speak Spanish, Mam, Tongan, Arabic, Tagalog, Karen, Karenni, Nepali, and Chinese. USA has a Newcomer Program that serves up to 40 students who have moved to the United States in the last year and speak little English.

My Project

The books in this project are books requested by students, and some titles by favorite authors. Horror authors like Dan Poblocki are popular go-tos for many students who are reluctant readers.

Because students requested these books themselves, they are much more likely to check out and actually read these titles!!

Many of these books are also replacements for lost but super popular titles within series. When books are missing from popular series, it makes it harder for readers to build momentum and continue through the gaps, reluctant readers are especially likely to quit reading a series they otherwise love when a title is missing.

Ms. Solomon
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 855 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Death Note Box Set (Vol.s 1-13): Volumes 1 - 13 • Amazon Business $77.41 1 $77.41
The 100 Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $27.48 1 $27.48
Naruto, Vol. 3: Dreams • Amazon Business $9.52 2 $19.04
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co) • Amazon Business $16.54 1 $16.54
Tears for Water: Poetry & Lyrics • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Renegades • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Attack on Titan 1 • Amazon Business $6.14 2 $12.28
The Empress (The Diabolic) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
TBH #3: TBH, Too Much Drama • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Fairy Tail 27 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fairy Tail, Vol. 6 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Attack on Titan 16 • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
the mermaid's voice returns in this one • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Doll Bones • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Naruto, Vol. 29: Kakashi vs. Itachi • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Naruto, Vol. 2: The Worst Client • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Naruto, Vol. 2: The Worst Client • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Fairy Tail 26 • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Fairy Tail 30 • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Naruto, Vol. 1: Uzumaki Naruto • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Attack on Titan 18 • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Attack on Titan 17 • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
TBH #1: TBH, This Is So Awkward • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
the witch doesn't burn in this one • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Naruto, Vol. 39: On the Move • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Fairy Tail 29 • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
TBH #2: TBH, This May Be TMI • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Naruto, Vol. 71 • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
The Ghost of Graylock: (a Hauntings novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fairy Tail 28 • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
The Nightmarys • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Stone Child • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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