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Ms. Kim from Pico Rivera CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Library

My students need books. They need books that will transport them into their imaginations and allow them to explore themes and characters that both resonate with them AND expose them to new places and ideas.

  • $480 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious beings. They are eager to take in the world around them, but their resources are limited. Our school's minority enrollment is 99% and many of our students are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. In addition, many of them are faced with difficult challenges both in and out of the classroom, but every day, I see them rise to the challenge of expanding their horizons and reaching far beyond the metaphorical barriers around them. These students inspire me to think bigger and do better, and I want to give them every opportunity I possibly can to prepare them for the bright future that awaits them.

My Project

Stephen King once said, "Books are a uniquely portable magic."

By the time students reach high school, their love of reading has faded into the background.

Social media is now their choice of entertainment, and the art of discovery and imagination is often cast aside. For many of my students, their love for reading also dwindles because their access to books is limited, thus, limiting their imaginations and wonderment.

My goal is to build a classroom library that encompasses a variety of genres, authors, and stories. I want my students to meet fictional characters whose stories mirror their own. I want them to share experiences with these characters and find commonalities between their lives. I want my students to also go into uncharted territory by using books as their vehicle. I want them to wonder, be curious, explore, and discover through storytelling. I want them to love reading again. I want them to feel the magic that only a good book can create.

Ms. Kim
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 1 $14.57
The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
The Kite Runner • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 1 $11.38
The Things They Carried • AKJ Education $10.96 1 $10.96
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five The Blood of Olympus • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Flowers for Algernon • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.55 1 $7.55
Throne of Glass • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
1984 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Peak (A Peak Marcello Adventure) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Education $6.25 1 $6.25
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 1 $5.68
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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