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Mrs. Hollands from Gwinn MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

¨Can You Get More Books Like This?¨

Help me give my students books by their favorite authors that they have requested for independent reading; genres include mystery, fantasy, graphic novels, non-fiction, and realistic fiction.

  • $291 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our English Language Arts classroom in Gwinn, Michigan. Our high school is tucked in the pines of the beautiful and remote Upper Peninsula. My students are quirky, fun, and high energy.

I teach 10th through 12th graders whose interests range from playing sports to participating in drama camp to showing farm animals at the county fair.

Our school is categorized as high poverty. All students are offered free breakfast and lunch, and I am thankful that they don't have to worry about what they will eat and instead can focus on what they will learn.

My Project

As an English Language Arts teacher, it is a good problem to have that my students are requesting lots of new titles for our classroom library. Maybe they have read the first book in a series and are thirsting for more. Or they have discovered a new favorite author. Or a certain genre of books grabs their attention, for example graphic novels.

Every one of the books on this list has been requested by a student -- and it is only the first month of school!

Because we do not have an operational school library, I try my best to stock our classroom library with novels the students cannot wait to read.

In addition to the books, I am requesting the board game Salem 1692 for students to play while reading The Crucible by Arthur Miller. This game of strategy, deceit, and luck will draw them into themes and characters found in the play about the Salem witch trials.

Mrs. Hollands
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 130 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Salem 1692 Board Game - Witch Hunt Game for Friends and Family – 3rd Edition - A Game of Cards, Strategy, Deceit, and Luck for 4-12 Players • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $27.19 1 $27.19
The Iron Fey Boxed Set: The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, The Iron Knight • Amazon Business $24.16 1 $24.16
My Friend Dahmer • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Stitches: A Memoir • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Altered (Crewel World) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Unraveled (Crewel World) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Fool Moon (Dresden Files) • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Blood Will Tell: A Point Last Seen Mystery • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Night She Disappeared • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Little Do We Know • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Suicide Notes • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11

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