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Mrs. Cooper from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books they WANT to Read

My students need 69 novels, including "The Boy Who Dared", "The Hunger Games" and "The Graveyard Book".

  • $1,168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Wouldn't it be great if teens had books that they WANTED to read? I teach academic (college-bound) sophomores and seniors, as well as a sophomore support class.

My goal is to get my students to develop a love of reading. The majority of my students classify themselves as non-readers and have admitted they only read if they have to to get a good grade; yet, I recently did a book talk with my classes and when I showed them examples of popular fiction they were thrilled that there were actually "cool," "interesting" books to read.

I am requesting 69 of the books listed by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) as the Best Books of 2009 for Young Adults. These are books that are recommended for ages 12-18 that are considered good quality literature that are also appealing reading for teens. The books are in a multitude of genres and styles and reflect different teen experiences.

You will make it possible for my students to read modern, fun literature that has the potential to make them life-long lovers of the written word.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 165 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Suite Scarlett Maureen Johnson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Brothers Torres Coert Voorhees • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Spectacular Now Tim Tharp • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Skim Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Elephant Run Roland Smith • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ghost Medicine Andrew Smith • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Antsy Does Time Neal Shusterman • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Keeping Corner Kashmira Sheth • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Stealing Heaven Elizabeth Scott • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Living Dead Girl Elizabeth Scott • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Black Box Julie Schumacher • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Trouble Gary D. Schmidt • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
How to Build a House Dana Reinhardt • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Here Lies Arthur Philip Reeve • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Nation Terry Pratchett • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary E. Pearson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress Maria Padian • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Series #1) Patrick Ness • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale Donna Jo Napoli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wild Girls Pat Murphy • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Baby Joseph Monninger • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Host Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $16.89 1 $16.89
Madapple Christina Meldrum • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Bonechiller Graham McNamee • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
When I Crossed No-Bob Margaret McMullan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Missing Girl Norma Fox Mazer • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Cybele's Secret Juliet Marillier • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks E. Lockhart • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Pretty Monsters: Stories Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
Guardian Julius Lester • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Tender Morsels Margo Lanagan • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Amulet: The Stonekeeper (Amulet Series #1) Kazu Kibuishi • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Playing with Matches Brian Katcher • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Another Kind of Cowboy Susan Juby • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Night Road, Vol. 1 A. M. Jenkins • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Dark Dude Oscar Hijuelos • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Suckerpunch David Hernandez • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Last Exit to Normal Michael Harmon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Paper Towns John Green • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Looks Madeleine George • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow Jessica Day George • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Fancy White Trash Marjetta Geerling • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Red Necklace Sally Gardner • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Ten Cents a Dance Christine Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk Sid Fleischman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The London Eye Mystery Siobhan Dowd • Barnes and Noble $6.75 1 $6.75
Bog Child Siobhan Dowd • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Little Brother Cory Doctorow • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Mexican WhiteBoy Matt de la Pena • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Waiting for Normal Leslie Connor • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Airman Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Graceling Kristin Cashore • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye Deb Caletti • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
A Curse Dark as Gold Elizabeth C. Bunce • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Debbie Harry Sings in French Meagan Brothers • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Shift Jennifer Bradbury • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Kendra Coe Booth • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
What I Saw and How I Lied Judy Blundell • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Audrey, Wait! Robin Benway • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Last Knight (Knight and Rogue Series #1) Hilari Bell • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Boy Who Dared Susan Campbell Bartoletti • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $11.04 1 $11.04
The Savage David Almond, Dave McKean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives Frank Warren • Barnes and Noble $23.19 1 $23.19
Unwind Neal Shusterman • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$798.81

Vendor shipping charges

$79.88

State sales tax

$57.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$957.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$210.21

Total project goal

$1,167.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,167.85

4 Donors

-$583.92

Donations toward project cost

-$478.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.10

match offer

-$583.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$478.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.11

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$0.00

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