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Ms. Bianchi from Palestine AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Lifelong Love of Reading!

My students need a classroom library filled with 25 high-interest books of all levels including "Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery" and "Beast" to jump-start their love of reading.

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first time you fell in love with a book? Sadly, many my students often reach my classroom without being able to name a book they enjoyed. They see books and reading as daunting or boring, rather than as the opportunity for adventure I know it can be.

My sixth-graders come from a rural community, and the majority are from low-income families.

Studies show that 61% of low-income children have no age appropriate books at home, and my students are no exception. Their lack of exposure to exciting reading materials puts them at a disadvantage academically, but it also denies them the joy of being able to explore the world through reading. I have seen the difference that finding the right book makes for a student. Reluctant readers become entranced, and are soon recommending books to their friends. Watching that transformation is incredible, and it's something that all of my students deserve.

My Project

To make this possible, our classroom library needs an infusion of high-interest books. With these books, students will able to find new favorites. They'll relate to Jeff and Wiley in Gordan Korman's "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game." Cornelia Funke's "Inkheart" will transport them to world where books literally come to life. "The Boy who Saved Baseball" answers the familiar complaint "Why aren't there any good books about sports?"

These books, which were recommended by other sixth-graders or asked for by my students themselves, will help my students find their own favorites, and set them on the path to being life-long readers.

Ms. Bianchi
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ear, the Eye and the Arm when gone use 9780545356619 • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Nothing but the Truth • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Hope Was Here • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1) Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell ( • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Mockingjay (HC) • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Catching Fire • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Divergent • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Tangerine • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Frindle • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Walk Two Moons (rpkg) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Seedfolks • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Sixth Grade Nickname Game • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Boy Who Saved Baseball • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Loser • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Word Eater • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Warrior Heir • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Boy At War • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Riding Freedom • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Last Dog on Earth Daniel Ehrenhaft • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Uglies • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Double Identity • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Face on the Milk Carton • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Beast Donna Jo Napoli • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17

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