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Ms. Roman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books to Excite Young Minds Needed!

My students need access to high-interest young adult texts to get excited about.

My Students

The students in our school community (grades 9-12) are wonderfully unique! They encompass a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas all of which help create a diverse learning environment.

Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and do not have access to the privileges that many teenagers take for granted.

Our students, like all students, deserve learning opportunities and access to information to help them become successful, contributing members of society. Our students are full of passion, energy, and excitement. They take pride in their successes, especially when overcoming obstacles.

My Project

I am looking to fill my classroom bookshelf with high-interest young adult literature with books like The Hate U Give, Carve the Mark, Everything, Everything, and Hate List. I have found that my students love to read, just not what we typically assign them! I know the importance of reading and I want this project to help all students discover the joy of reading.

My hope is that by providing students access to high-interest literature that they will become more engaged in reading and will read more frequently.

Reading helps one become a stronger, reader, writer, and thinker. Reading helps develop one's vocabulary and expands one's mind. Reading can help develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in college and beyond and can encourage all students to become lifelong learners.

I want students to develop the positive skills and enjoyment that come with reading. As a teacher, I can work with my students on developing their skills when we can get caught up in a conversation about literature. I want my students to be able to be excited about reading and to enjoy the lifelong benefits that will follow.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Hate List • Amazon Business $10.48 2 $20.96
Carve the Mark • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $6.83 2 $13.66
All American Boys • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Burn Baby Burn • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
American Street • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
City of Saints & Thieves • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
You're Welcome, Universe • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
Unwind (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $10.06 1 $10.06
Goodbye Days • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
LeBron James: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Players • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Tom Brady: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Quarterbacks (Football Biography Books) • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
A Long Way Home: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
The Sky Is Everywhere • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Stitches: A Memoir • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Crank • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
Boot Camp • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Cellar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
I Love Yous Are for White People: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
My Story • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Pretties (Uglies) • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
QB 1 • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Million-Dollar Throw • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Heat • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Hole in My Life • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
SOLD • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Uglies • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67

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