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Mrs. DeVisser from Carrier Mills IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Every Interest!

Help me give my students a diverse and interesting selection of books to read. They are so hungry for new reading material and it is a pleasure to secure new books for them!

  • $442 goal

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My Students

At our small, rural high school we are creative with our resources and maximize our opportunities to heighten the student experience. We have incredible kids who are hungry to learn and many who appreciate the value of reading for recreation.

Many students eagerly formed a book club, and even those that are not in the club are excited to put in requests of what types of books I should add to our collection.

I'm excited to know their interests and help find books they will enjoy.

My Project

I was blessed to student teach with a wonderful cooperating teacher. Her classroom was very welcoming, and my favorite section was her classroom library. I've made a library my own and have been thankful to receive many book donations in addition to the few I purchase every payday.

The students are hungry for books: 66 students have already borrowed 133 books since the start of the school year - that's over half of our high school population!

I made certain that my students knew they could check a book out at any time and my heart leaped when they began taking advantage of the books. What really tickled me was when students I don't have in my classes started coming in, excited for new reading material.

I've always been an avid reader and though our school doesn't have a staffed library, I am determined to provide the students with as much diverse and popular reading material as possible, and for that I'm asking for help.

Mrs. DeVisser
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $24.08 1 $24.08
Herrin Massacre • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Final Four • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Dead Boys • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Beowulf • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Macbeth (Shakespeare Classics Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Genuine Fraud • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Murder in Little Egypt • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Shatter Me • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Hazel Wood: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game (The Sports Beat, 5) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat, 4) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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