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Ms. Hlousek from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books For Passionate Readers

Help me give my students books in a variety of genres to continue to inspire, engage, entertain, and feed their hunger for reading.

  • $970 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“Books give children light. Books give children hope. Books give children power.” These words from Donalyn Miller, author and educator, highlight the essential role books play in our students' lives. Books allow my students to travel to new worlds, meet new friends, and dream new experiences. My students are craving the opportunity to discover and embark on new adventures in new books.

My students are book-loving, avid readers, and enthusiastic learners.Students at my school are inquisitive, compassionate, and creative.

As English language learners, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am the librarian at a K-8 elementary school in an impoverished urban area. Our school library is an essential resource for my students. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our school library to check out high-quality books. There is a buzz about books and an excitement for reading in our school.

My Project

I am requesting sixty books from a variety of genres to revive the fiction collection in our school library. This project will add the newest and latest books my students have been longing to read to our school library and will help create the enticing and captivating library collection my students desire. These books with diverse characters and riveting plots will bring so much excitement to my students and will continue to spark their enthusiasm and cultivate their love of reading.

These books will captivate, inspire, and continue to develop my students' love of reading, a gift that will last a lifetime.

With your support of this project, we will be one step closer to creating the library of my students’ dreams with shelves full of new adventures to discover in new books. Finally, I will have an answer for my students when they ask: "Where are the new books?"

Thank you for supporting my students and our school library!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bridge of Clay • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Tales from the Inner City • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Lights, Camera, Disaster • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Rules of the Ruff • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Fake Blood • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
All the Things That Could Go Wrong • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
All the Stars Denied • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Analee, in Real Life • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Broken Things • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Lifeboat 12 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
City of Ghosts • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Resistance • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pride • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Strange Days • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Damsel • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Inkling • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows (Charlie Hernandez) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The War Outside • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Ship It • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Last Wish of Sasha Cade • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Love Like Sky • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Worth a Thousand Words • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Saving Winslow • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
I'm Ok • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Small Spaces • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Key to Every Thing • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Dog Days in the City • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Collectors • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Wonderland: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The House in Poplar Wood • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Reckless Club • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Eleventh Trade • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Prophet Calls • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Tight • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Dactyl Hill Squad • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
So Done • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
It Wasn't Me • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Two Roads • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Courage • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Property of the Rebel Librarian • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
The Truth About Martians • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
In Your Shoes • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Everlasting Nora: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
24 Hours in Nowhere • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
A World Below • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Darkdeep • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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