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Ms. Stull from Kingston PA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love of Reading One Book at a Time!

Help me give my students an up-to-date classroom library with titles and authors that will hopefully draw in even the most reluctant readers.

  • $411 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income, academically and culturally diverse school district, my students are facing multiple challenges in and out of the classroom. Despite these challenges, I want to offer my students an inviting classroom environment where they can thrive.

I often hear from my students that "they hate reading" or "do we have to read today".

I find that many of my most reluctant readers have never had the ability to access books that they might be interested in.

My Project

For many of my students, the only books that they have ever read are ones that have been required by school. They cannot fathom the idea of reading for pleasure. In order to combat the idea that books are strictly to be read to complete assignments, I have instituted "First Chapter Friday". On "First Chapter Fridays", I read the first chapter of a "new" book that has an especially climactic first chapter. So far this has been a wildly popular part of our week.

Since the creation of "First Chapter Fridays", I have students actively waiting to see what book I have chosen to read for that week.

Students have taken to creating sign-out sheets to be the next person to read the book that I have just previewed.

In order for "First Chapter Fridays" to be successful, I need access to a variety of books that will guarantee that each student will find something that they enjoy reading. I want my students to be able to experience a variety of genres, characters, struggles, concepts and interests. I feel that our classroom library needs to reflect the diversity of the students that sit in our classroom.

Ms. Stull
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swing (Blink) • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.21 2 $16.42
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Internment • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
I Wish You All the Best • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Jackpot • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Written in the Stars • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
THE SKIN I'M IN (20th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
House Arrest (Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Up From the Sea • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78

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