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Mr. McAlister from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Robust Classroom Library

My students need 39 book titles, including "A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" they want to read!

  • $381 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My library is full of books for guys. We have a myriad of science fiction, sports, history/war and horror books. Many of the young men can find something they like to read. I need more books my young ladies will enjoy!

My seventh, eighth and ninth grade students are very inquisitive.

There are about twenty students total in each class. Most students are African American. The school they attend is in a large urban city in Indiana, and many of the students receive free and reduced price lunch. They are all very hard workers, and know they deserve the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

My Project

Studies show that students who have developed the habit of reading for pleasure have an easier time in high school and college. It is self evident that doing something for fun cannot be forced; I cannot make a student like a book. I can give them time to read, but I can't make them like what they read. I am therefore requesting books written specifically for young women to read for pleasure. These books are about subjects in which they are interested - relationships, family and struggles. Your donation will ensure that these young women have the types of books they want to read so that when I give them silent reading time, they will have something they enjoy reading.

The books I am requesting are meant to be read for fun, and I probably will not use them for classroom instruction.

It is imperative that my students read books they enjoy; these are the books many of them have requested. Support this project and help my students develop a surefire indicator of future success - the healthy habit of reading for pleasure!

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teenage Love Affair Ni-Ni Simone • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
If I Was Your Girl Ni-Ni Simone • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Girl Like Me Ni-Ni Simone • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Shortie Like Mine Ni-Ni Simone • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Can''t Stop the Shine (Kimani Tru Series) Joyce E. Davis • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Decision Time (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Dirty South (Kimani Tru Series) Phillip Thomas Duck • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Chasing Romeo (Kimani Tru Series) A. J. Byrd • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Dirty Jersey (Kimani Tru Series) Phillip Thomas Duck • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Download Drama • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fast Forward (Kimani Tru Series) Celeste O. Norfleet • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Keysha''s Drama (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Lesson Learned (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Indigo Summer (Indigo Summer #1) Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Jaded (Kimani Tru Series) Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Losing Romeo • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Pledge (Kimani Tru Series) Chandra Sparks Taylor • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Teenie • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Step Up Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Prayed Up • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Crash Test Love Ted Michael • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
To Be a Man • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Myself and I (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
What They Found • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Indigo Summer (Indigo Summer #1) Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Jaded (Kimani Tru Series) Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Step Up Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Pact (Kimani Tru: Indigo Summer Series #3) Monica McKayh • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Decision Time (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
L8r, G8r (Later, Gator) (Internet Girls Series #3) Lauren My • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Big Girls Don''t Cry • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Vanished (Private Series #12) Kate Brian • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Private • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
White Teeth • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Can''t Stop the Shine (Kimani Tru Series) Joyce E. Davis • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
What Goes Around Denene Millner, Mitzi Miller • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl Tanya Lee Stone • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Nick and Norah&apos • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56

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