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

Books for Independent Reading!

Help me give my students new independent reading books for their classroom library!

  • $211 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school is in a low-income, urban setting. Students come from diverse backgrounds. We have many English Language Learners and special needs students. This is just part of what makes our school so special.

My favorite thing about my students is how eager they are to learn.

School is a safe space where they can explore their potential. My job is to teach students to read and write but they do so much more when they walk through that door. They collaborate, they struggle, and they learn that with hard work they can grow as students and people.

My Project

The best way to become a better reader is to read more books. Middle schoolers tend to be very picky about which books they will read. Therefore, I am requesting new and exciting books as additions to our classroom library. Students read every day in my classroom and I try to keep the classroom library fresh and intriguing. Adding new books is a great way to encourage my eighth graders to pick up something they never have before. These titles include various genres, topics, and reading levels so that every one of my students will be able to find something that they want to read.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Daring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus, Book One) (The Heroes of Olympus) • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
After Ever After • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Catacomb (Asylum) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Found (A Mickey Bolitar Novel) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Notes From The Midnight Driver • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Zen and the Art of Faking It • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two, The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Seconds Away (Book Two): A Mickey Bolitar Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Asylum • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Sanctum (Asylum) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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