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Ms. Walker from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books My Students Will Read!

My students need 45 different book titles, from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" to "The Lovely Bones".

  • $578 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach 9th grade English in a high-needs, inner-city, classroom. My students are energetic, loving kids who know what it is like to struggle and work hard.

I am fairly new to the teaching profession, and my classroom library is sadly lacking in books. My students are reluctant to read the worn out, hand-me-down books that are currently sitting on the shelf in the room. There are many books out there that students would be interested in reading if I could find a way to bring them into the classroom.

I always tell my students that if you read what you love, you will love to read. I need a classroom library that will inspire my students to pick up a book and discover their love of reading. If they can find something that they are actually interested in reading they will open doors that have never been available to them previously and it will provide a way for them to be successful, not only for the remainder of their high school years, but also in college. Creating a college bound classroom is always a goal for me.

By generously donating to my students you will be giving them a chance to find something that they love. You will be showing them that they can be successful at reading. You will be placing interesting, engaging books in the hands of students that have no other way of getting them.

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Taking Sides Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher A. Myers (Illustrator), Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Slam! Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Hoops Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Somewhere in the Darkness Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Child Called It Dave Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
Stories I Wouldn'T Tell Nobody But God... Out Of Fear Nobody But God Would Understand (Revised Edition) Rasheed Clark • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Impulse Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
CRANK: Crank and Glass Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Cut Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Face on the Milk Carton (Janie Johnson Series #1) Caroline B. Cooney, Berridge • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Whatever Happened to Janie? (Janie Johnson Series #2) Caroline B. Cooney • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Gangsta K'wan, K'Wan Foye, Joylynn Jossel (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Sherman Alexie • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
Stotan! Chris Crutcher • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Bang! Sharon Flake, Colin Bootman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Crash into Me Albert Borris • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Skin I'm In Sharon Flake, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Freak the Mighty Rodman Philbrick, W. R. Philbrick • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Numbering All the Bones Ann Rinaldi • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Charlotte's Web E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy #1) Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Push Sapphire, Ramona Lofton • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
Inside a Thug's Heart Angela Ardis, With Tupac Shakur • Barnes and Noble $16.80 1 $16.80
Twisted Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L. A. Luis J. Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
Into the Wild Jon Krakauer • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas John Boyne • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Chocolate War Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series) Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, Mitch Claspy • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned(Chicken Soup for the Soul Series) Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Firegirl Tony Abbott • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? Melissa Kantor • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Forever... Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.00 1 $8.00
How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself against the Coming Rebellion Daniel H. Wilson • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
1984 George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99

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