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Ms. Sterlacci from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for The Viv

My students need more books for independent reading.

  • $916 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We begin each day and each class period with independent reading, students reading about an hour each week in school. A lot of students are currently reading far below grade level, and by the end of the year, we want to be at or above grade level. These books will help close the gaps for our children.

Our high school is a medical arts themed high school where students can get certified in a medical pathway by the time they graduate from high school and are on a college track.

However, because many of our students are reading below grade level, they will have greater hurtles to overcome once they leave us. Our goal is to close that gap by getting books into our students hands that they can really love.

My Project

Students will have the opportunity to read these books everyday. They will have book projects to complete and the opportunity to talk about and share their love for their books. We are working especially hard to get high interest books into our classrooms so that we can close the gap for our students in way that they enjoy. The best reading hours are when students forget that they "hate reading" because they have found books they love.

Students at our school have a strong desire to go to college, but thye know the road will not be easy if they are not reading on grade level.

No matter what they choose to do after high school, we want them to read and be ready. Your donation will get a book into a child's hand and they might find that they have fallen in love with reading.

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $57.49 3 $172.47
Divergent Series Ultimate Four-Book Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $40.68 2 $81.36
The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement (Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series) • Amazon Business $35.21 1 $35.21
Slam! • Amazon Business $8.23 4 $32.92
Dope Sick • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Street Pharm • Amazon Business $8.60 3 $25.80
Tears of a Tiger • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Darkness Before Dawn • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Forged by Fire • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Takedown • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
The First Part Last • Amazon Business $7.81 3 $23.43
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Final Four • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
On the Devil's Court • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Bronxwood • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lockdown • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Tyrell • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Snitch • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Hoops • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Heaven • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
A Certain October • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Homeboyz • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Night Hoops • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Looking for Red • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sweet, Hereafter (The Heaven Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52

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