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Mr. White from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building the Only Library in my School!

Help me give my students more choices in my classroom library. I've surveyed my students and used their requests to build my list.

  • $501 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Detroit charter school in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. My ninth graders have reading levels that vary from elementary to above grade level. In order to engage students at their level, I have found that independent reading can help challenge every student. My students are motivated, curious, and engaged, but our school does not have a library where students can find books for independent reading. Our school has lots of support from the community around us , but we don't always have the resources to provide students with what they need to do well. My goal with this project is to expand my classroom library.

My Project

This project is designed to add books into my library. There are several series that my students have asked for that I want to add. These books will naturally enhance students' literacy, vocabulary, and grammar skills because my 9th grade course includes regular sustained silent reading. The central goal is to engage each student with a text that excites them at their reading level. Many of my students come in below grade level, while many come in well above and I need texts to address all of what they need.

Help me get age appropriate and exciting books into my students' hands!

When I've surveyed students, over 90% of students love reading time and want it to continue. In order to facilitate reading for all my students this year and in years to come, I need your help in expanding my library.

Mr. White
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 124 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $66.84 1 $66.84
Goosebumps Horrorland Collection (18 Volume Set) • Amazon Business $54.49 1 $54.49
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth / Cabin Fever / The Third Wheel / Hard Luck, No. 5-8 • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $27.53 1 $27.53
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon Business $24.91 1 $24.91
Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set (Mistborn, The Hero of Ages, & The Well of Ascension) • Amazon Business $16.53 1 $16.53
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Rithmatist • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Fly By Night • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
Butter • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88

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