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Mrs. Billions from Menifee CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Library

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn to love reading with new books.

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright, curious young adults. They are learning skills in critical thinking and empathy. Reading for pleasure helps build curiosity, empathy and self directed learning.

They are Juniors and Seniors who are learning who they are and how best to navigate the world.

Reading can help them learn to navigate this world and discover more about themselves and the world in which they are getting ready to go out into.

They are overall, amazing young humans that I hope we can help!

My Project

Many studies show that when students read for pleasure for thirty minutes a day, they do better on standardized tests and they build empathy helping to be better humans. Who doesn't want that? My students do ten minutes a day of silent sustained reading at the beginning of every class period. These kids are not otherwise exposed to reading for pleasure. Several of these kids don't own any books on their own or go to a library on their own. They rely on my classroom library. Several of them are learning to love reading through this practice. My library needs to be majorly updated with more current young adult titles that appeal to the students.

Mrs. Billions
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) • Amazon Business $15.72 1 $15.72
The Forgotten Girl • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Wizenard Series: Training Camp • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them (Popular Culture Psychology) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Poet X • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Until Friday Night (Field Party) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Burn Journals • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
An African American and Latinx History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Little Prince • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Fake (Point Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Girl from the Well • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Bone Witch • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Final Four • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, Book One) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Contender • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Batboy • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Speak 20th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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