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

Books for High School Seniors!

My students need books to build an amazing classroom library for their last year of high school!

  • $701 goal

This project expired on September 14, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There's nothing like a room full of teenagers voraciously reading! With a lot of good book choices and ample SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) time, my students begin to see themselves as readers.

My students are diverse learners from various backgrounds in a low-income neighborhood in Oakland, CA.

My school is small, tight-knit, and serves students 6-12. One of our core values is family, and that is something I strive to foster in my classroom.

My Project

Every English classroom at my school has its own classroom library, and all students participate in SSR. For many students, SSR is one of the only times during the day they have true choice and also a quiet space to develop as readers. I am working on building up my classroom library so that my students have more and more books to choose from, with the ultimate goal that they will view themselves as readers.

By donating to this project, you are providing students with endless reading opportunities.

You are helping me to surround students with a variety of stories that will help them build their own narratives: how they view themselves, the people around them, their community, and their world. Thank you!!

Ms. Trepper
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town • Amazon $19.61 1 $19.61
The Water Museum: Stories • Amazon $18.63 1 $18.63
Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G. • Amazon $16.57 1 $16.57
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League • Amazon $16.20 1 $16.20
Station Eleven: A novel • Amazon $14.97 1 $14.97
How It Went Down • Amazon $14.26 1 $14.26
Everything That Makes You • Amazon $14.21 1 $14.21
Where the Stars Still Shine • Amazon $14.18 1 $14.18
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future • Amazon $13.98 1 $13.98
Liars, Inc. • Amazon $13.86 1 $13.86
White Oleander (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon $13.60 1 $13.60
Chasing Shadows (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon $13.58 1 $13.58
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation • Amazon $13.55 1 $13.55
The Girl on the Train • Amazon $13.47 1 $13.47
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) • Amazon $13.37 1 $13.37
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (20th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon $12.97 1 $12.97
The Girl at Midnight • Amazon $12.91 1 $12.91
X: A Novel • Amazon $12.82 1 $12.82
Why We Broke Up • Amazon $12.70 1 $12.70
Salvage the Bones: A Novel • Amazon $12.33 1 $12.33
The Book of Unknown Americans • Amazon $12.04 1 $12.04
The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel • Amazon $11.47 1 $11.47
All the Rage • Amazon $11.39 1 $11.39
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon $10.99 1 $10.99
Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon $10.52 1 $10.52
Girl, Interrupted • Amazon $9.98 1 $9.98
Red Queen • Amazon $9.42 1 $9.42
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts • Amazon $9.34 1 $9.34
Purple Heart • Amazon $9.27 1 $9.27
The Rose that Grew from Concrete • Amazon $9.04 1 $9.04
Reality Boy • Amazon $9.00 1 $9.00
The Darkest Part of the Forest • Amazon $9.00 1 $9.00
Ask the Passengers • Amazon $8.91 1 $8.91
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon $8.90 1 $8.90
Boy21 • Amazon $8.90 1 $8.90
Leverage • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Catalyst • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption • Amazon $7.89 1 $7.89
I Am the Messenger • Amazon $7.80 1 $7.80
We Should All Be Feminists • Amazon $6.39 1 $6.39
My Life Next Door • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon $5.92 1 $5.92
The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) • Amazon $5.38 1 $5.38
The Metamorphosis • Amazon $3.86 1 $3.86
The Scarlet Letter (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon $3.50 1 $3.50
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon $2.70 1 $2.70

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