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Ms. Ernst from Wichita KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing a Library to Sophomores

Help me give my students novels that interest them and are readily available to them in my classroom.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have classes full of reluctant readers who are in need of the next great book to get them interested in reading. About 86% of our students are on free-and-reduced lunches. It is often agonizing to get a student to pick up a book.

My desire is that I will be able to have a variety of literature in my classroom so that my students can have a new experience at their fingertips.

While my personal collection is vast, it is a little too outdated for my students.

My Project

My students struggle to find books that interest them. The goal of this project is to keep a book in their hands that is relevant to them. They are interested in real life issues that impact their own lives. Books like "Dear Martin" and "Monday's Not Coming" serve this purpose and allow for my students to see themselves in the protagonist.

My goal is to find each student a book that they can fall in love with in order to foster reading in our society once again.

These books will allow them to look through the window of another person's life or to allow them self-reflection in the book that mirrors their own life.

Ms. Ernst
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eleanor & Park: Exclusive Special Edition • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Midnight at the Electric • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Allegedly • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Rule of One • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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