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Ms. Corder from Clarksdale MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Library and a Love of Reading!

Help me give my students books they have selected and are excited to see in our classroom library!

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm an English III and Survey of African American Writing teacher in a high poverty and Title I school in the Mississippi Delta. Our school serves 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. My students are incredibly passionate and interested in engaging with ideas that impact their lives and their community. Their creativity shines through in their writing. I hope to create a classroom environment that is welcoming and equipped to prepare them to engage with the world and each other.

My Project

The goal of this project is to provide students with books that will be engaging for high school students. Moreover, to help foster a love of reading that will lead to improved literacy and academic achievement. I sat down with several students in my classes to find out what books and genres would get them excited about independent reading and this project is the product of those conversations.

Having access to books they chose in our class library will bring not only growth in reading comprehension and vocabulary, but it will give an opportunity to experience the adventures and joys that a book can offer.

As independent reading can be integral to the educational process, these books will be made available to students, so they may enjoy them in class or at home after checking them out from our library. Please help us make this goal a reality!

Ms. Corder
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $21.15 1 $21.15
Becoming • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
11/22/63: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Come Find Me • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: Meltdown • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Nemesis (Project Nemesis) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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