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Ms. Borrelli-Luke from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Humane Education

Help me give my students get the books they need for our Humane Education and Vets in Training classes.

  • $855 goal

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My Students

We are an inner-city magnet school in our district with a medical theme. My students come from all over the city, from all different schools, cultures, and backgrounds. In spite of the many obstacles, such as being homeless, my students achieve higher than all the neighboring high schools and have a 100% graduation rate and college acceptance rate.

Unfortunately, many of our students struggle with homelessness.

Our school is located in a low-income area with 100% of the students receiving free lunch. More than three-quarters of our students are from low-income households.

Most of our students select careers in the medical field. Their access to resources needed to prepare them for this path is very limited. makes it possible for our children to have the necessary tools to succeed.

My Project

Our students attend our school to prepare for a career in medicine. Many want a career path within the animal science realm. We have a Humane Education course and a Veterinarian in Training program. Because this is a new field of study within education, it is very difficult to order books associated with this topic through the district suppliers. This project allows us to order specific books that will educate the students in animal sciences/behaviors and novel readers about dogs and their behaviors as well. The students selected all the books in this project and are very excited about receiving these books.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cesar Millan's Mastering Leadership - Volumes 1-3 • Amazon Business $99.90 1 $99.90
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog • Amazon Business $10.23 9 $92.07
Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology, and Human-Animal Relationships • Amazon Business $42.21 1 $42.21
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love • Amazon Business $15.54 2 $31.08
Animals Property & The Law (Ethics And Action) • Amazon Business $29.56 1 $29.56
Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
Life Skills for Puppies: Laying the Foundation for a Loving, Lasting Relationship • Amazon Business $19.67 1 $19.67
Dog Coloring Book: 20 Adorable Animal Coloring Book Pages • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Language of Miracles: A Celebrated Psychic Teaches You to Talk to Animals • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Why Animals Matter: Animal Consciousness, Animal Welfare, and Human Well-being • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Angel Animals Book of Inspiration: Divine Messengers of Wisdom and Compassion • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Adult Coloring Book: Who let the dogs out - More than 35 Colorings for Adult Dog-Lovers • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Repo Madness: A Novel (Ruddy McCann) • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: Fully Updated and Revised • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Found Dogs: Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Dog Heaven • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving: How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man's Best Friend • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Signs From Pets In The Afterlife • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
A Dog Like Ralph • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
A Dog Like Daisy • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
A Dog's Journey: A Novel (A Dog's Purpose) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Max: Best Friend, Hero, Marine • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hoot • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Minny's Dream • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60

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