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

Boys In The School Library

My students need a selection of 23 boy-oriented books for their high school library including titles from the Monster High series, and Cherub series.

My Students

Why are boys less likely to spend a cozy evening reading? Why are they less likely to check books out of a library? Why are they less likely to express an interest in the written word? It is my mission as the high school librarian to find out and change this dismal literary trend.

My boys will skateboard after school, play poker in the library during lunch, spend countless hours sparking metal in the new shop building and tinkering under cars in their driveways, but they are not as inclined to read.

I am the school librarian at a colossal high school in California and I want to celebrate their interests, but also encourage them to add reading to their inventory. Unfortunately, these same boys who are not into reading, are also not scoring very high on standardized tests, graduating high school, and passing their classes. There is a direct link between reading and succeeding, and I want to help them make this connection.

My Project

In order to inspire my boys to read, I would like to offer books in our library that they might be interested in reading. This means displaying books that deal with the various subjects they are interested in, that are written with the action junkie in the mind, and that are at their reading level which tends to be slightly lower than their age might suggest.

Won't you please consider helping me bring the world of literacy to a population of my school that hasn't yet discovered the fierce value of reading---my boys.

If I could inspire them to pick up a book, it might save their lives. Help me add reading to the list of weekend activities they might do in between "kickin' it with the homies" and seeing "Tron" for the thirteenth time!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghostgirl Tonya Hurley • AKJ BOOKS $13.82 1 $13.82
Dirty Liar Brian James • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
When I Was Joe Keren David • AKJ BOOKS $13.76 1 $13.76
Trickster's Girl Hilari Bell • AKJ BOOKS $12.03 1 $12.03
Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider Series #9) Anthony Horowitz • AKJ BOOKS $10.95 1 $10.95
The Recruit: Mission 1 (Cherub Series) Robert Muchamore • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Maximum Security Robert Muchamore • AKJ BOOKS $11.17 1 $11.17
The Dealer: Mission 2 (Cherub Series) Robert Muchamore • AKJ BOOKS $10.74 1 $10.74
Gamer Girl Mari Mancusi • AKJ BOOKS $12.40 1 $12.40
Recovery Road Blake Nelson • AKJ BOOKS $11.39 1 $11.39
Undone Brooke Taylor • AKJ BOOKS $13.40 1 $13.40
Absolutely Positively Not David LaRochelle • AKJ BOOKS $13.76 1 $13.76
The Things a Brother Knows Dana Reinhardt • AKJ BOOKS $10.30 1 $10.30
Endgame Nancy Garden • AKJ BOOKS $13.41 1 $13.41
Flash Burnout L. K. Madigan • AKJ BOOKS $12.99 1 $12.99
Three Quarters Dead Richard Peck • AKJ BOOKS $13.37 1 $13.37
Trapped Michael Northrop • AKJ BOOKS $11.38 1 $11.38
Falling Doug Wilhelm • AKJ BOOKS $13.80 1 $13.80
Matched Ally Condie • AKJ BOOKS $10.45 1 $10.45
Teen, Inc. Stefan Petrucha • AKJ BOOKS $14.48 1 $14.48
Sapphique Catherine Fisher • AKJ BOOKS $10.45 1 $10.45
Hit and Run Lurlene McDaniel • AKJ BOOKS $9.11 1 $9.11
The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High Series #2) Lisi Harrison • AKJ BOOKS $10.34 1 $10.34

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