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Mr. Lewallen from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Enrich and Captivate.

Help me give my students the gift of reading! All of these books will be added to our classroom library so that students have interesting and engaging choices for their independent reading projects.

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my 8th grade English classes have a wide range of abilities and skills. Some are special education students, while others are English language learners or gifted students.

The students in all my classes are all amazing, but they sometimes don't have the resources that students in wealthier communities take for granted.

Things such as art supplies, access to computers and printers at home, and books for independent reading are some of the items that my students lack.

My Project

Multiple studies show that students who read the most become the best readers, and the better students read the better they do in ALL of their classes. To that end, students at our school are expected to maintain an independent reading program. The problem is that our school does not currently have a working library. I have developed my classroom library over the years with my own money, so that students have high interest, age appropriate books to choose from, but I'm no longer able to do that. Having a donor help out so that students have new, high quality books in the classroom that they actually want to read would be wonderful!

Mr. Lewallen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beware the Night • Amazon Business $11.48 3 $34.44
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.89 3 $29.67
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
The List • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $8.13 2 $16.26
Challenger Deep • Amazon Business $4.49 3 $13.47

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