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Mrs. Mohsen from Newhall CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Carpe Librum! Seize the book!

Help me give my students books that will ignite their passion for reading!

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students belong to a school whose reading program is top notch. My fellow educators have done a tremendous job building a culture of reading, writing, and learning among the student body. The passion for the printed word here is palpable.

Situated in Newhall, California within the Santa Clarita Valley, our school is home to a very diverse group of students, roughly half of whom come from low income backgrounds.

Many of the students who attend this particular high school are recent immigrants who speak English as a second language, and they are still acquiring the skills needed to speak English fluently.

My Project

Thank you for helping me and my fellow educators continue to cultivate a passion for reading among our student population through our school's reading program, Carpe Librum! (Seize the book!) Carpe Librum! is a movement that will inspire students to find the power of reading. Students will have access to high-interest young adult novels & challenging classics in our classroom library and will be encouraged to steal every extra moment to read. A reading-rich environment will lead to students who are continually discussing, recommending, and sharing books. They will gradually build the stamina, vocabulary and confidence needed to tackle increasingly challenging text.

Help fill my book nook with wall-to-wall books that connect to the lives of young adults.

Remember the book that got you hooked? My students need that hook. They need to experience the moment when you simply cannot put the book down. Help them to find the magic and embark on a journey of curiosity, discovery, and joy. Carpe Librum!

Mrs. Mohsen
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 170 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $19.85 1 $19.85
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
A Girl Like That • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Meet Cute • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
The Running Dream • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
Boys Like You • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Love & Gelato • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Some Kind of Normal • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Haters • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Mockingbird • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Be More Chill • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Girl, Stolen: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Girl I Used to Be • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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