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  • $376 goal

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Ms. Amodeo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Cirque du Books

My students need a variety of young adult fiction books, including the Cirque du Freak, Twilight, Percy Jackson, and Ranger's Apprentice series.

My Students

My sixth graders are just starting to explore the world of young adult fiction. Let's give them some great books to read!

My sixth graders live in a working class and immigrant neighborhood.

Some of them are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, some are gifted, and all of them love to learn. I teach history to all the sixth graders in our school, plus science and reading to my own homeroom. In our spare time, we create projects that impact our whole school. Our Title I school is an important safe haven for my kids, who are surrounded by poverty and gang activity.

My Project

My sixth graders are in-betweeners. They are the oldest grade in our grades 2-6 school, but not yet fully in middle school. Some of them have read long chapter books like the Harry Potter series, but most of them have read only shorter books. During our first week of school, we discussed what kinds of books they want to read this year. Overwhelmingly they asked for young adult fiction books like Twilight and the Ranger's Apprentice. My students need young adult fiction books. As they build their stamina and ability to read longer books, I want my students to be inspired by what they are reading. They gave me a wish list, so let's make this happen! We are asking for a variety of fiction books, including the Cirque du Freak series, Percy Jackson, Vladimir Tod, and Shiver.

With your generous donation, my sixth graders will increase their reading stamina when they plunge into the worlds of these outstanding young adult novels.

My students and I thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ranger''s Apprentice (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $33.26 1 $33.26
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $25.82 1 $25.82
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon $19.14 1 $19.14
Twilight • AKJ Books $8.02 2 $16.04
Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, The: Eighth Grade Bites • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm, Book 1) • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Breaking Dawn • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Eclipse • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Warrior Heir ((The Heir Chronicles, Book 1)) • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
New Moon • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Stefan''s Diaries • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Gatekeepers (Dreamhouse Kings Series #3) Robert Liparulo • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings Series #1) Robert Li • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Watcher in the Woods (Dreamhouse Kings Series #2) Robert Lip • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) • Amazon $7.28 1 $7.28
Pigboy • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare • AKJ Books $6.57 2 $13.14
Cirque Du Freak #4: Vampire Mountain • AKJ Books $6.57 1 $6.57
Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels Of Blood • AKJ Books $6.57 1 $6.57
The Vampire''s Assistant • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cirque Du Freak #5: Trials Of Death • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Flipped • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Ninth Grade Slays #2 • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Shiver • Amazon $5.53 1 $5.53

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