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Mrs. C. from Granite City IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Inspire a Reading Life

Help me give my students more fabulous and diverse books in our classroom library.

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At our high school, kids come from varied backgrounds across many ethnicities and experiences. With over 50% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, they don't all have a lot at home; however, they are caring, compassionate, and motivated (when they want to be). They are typical, fickle teenagers who are distracted by drama, the latest Netflix craze, and their cell phones.

My students LOVE to read - okay, they don't all love to read.

But they COULD love to read, if circumstances were right and books were available and teachers knew how to encourage kids to develop a reading life.

My Project

Having collections of awesome books to share with students is vital to the mission of creating lifelong readers. The number one obstacle that holds kids back from reading is simply access - having high-interest books available to them (lots of high-interest books).

By donating to our project, you will help create a book flood in our room that gets kids reading and keeps kids reading, long after high school ends.

Finding the right "fit" book is so many times the catalyst to jump start engagement with reading. And there is no age at which it is ever too late. Reading changes lives!

Mrs. C.
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
The Andy Warhol Diaries • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Parkland: Birth of a Movement • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
We Set the Dark on Fire • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
Puddin' (Dumplin') • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Heavy: An American Memoir • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Americanah • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Neverworld Wake • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Swing (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
A Blade So Black • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Cheerleaders • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
My So-Called Bollywood Life • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Complete Stories (FSG Classics) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Tumbling • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Internment • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All the Little Lights • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48

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