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Ms. Keane from Wilmington IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Reading Life

Help me give my students high interest books that will help them fall in love with reading.

  • $263 goal

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My Students

I love the school I teach at and the community in which it's located. We're a small high school in Illinois, about 450 students total, and many of our students have grown up together. I teach literally every sophomore in the building, and about a quarter of the freshmen, as well!

Because we're such a small school, my kids are involved in a little bit of everything.

They're scholars, athletes, actors, activists, singers, volunteers, and hard workers. What I've been working toward these past few years is creating a space for "readers" on that list.

My Project

In order to help my students fall in love with reading, I allow them to self-select texts for approximately 75% of the school year. Because our time in the school library is limited, and I know that having access to books is one of the most critical components to building a reading life, I've been working hard to stock my classroom library with high interest books that are contemporary, diverse, and engaging.

The books I've requested will continue to help me match students to books they can fall in love with.

This collection meets the needs of so many different students -- my kids who love musical theater, my kids who love sports, my kids who love gaming, my kids who love LOVE itself! I know that I'll be able to help a reluctant reader see that reading is worthwhile.

Ms. Keane
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hamilton: The Revolution • Amazon Business $24.75 1 $24.75
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Beartown: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Hooper • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Cheerleaders • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Contagion • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Illegal • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Thousandth Floor • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Otherworld (Last Reality) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Crown's Game • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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