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Ms. Betit from Brighton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library Expansion

Help me give my students access to contemporary young adult novels that reflect their diverse needs and interests!

  • $180 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

They are amazing and inspiring young people who selected our urban public school because they connect with its "green" mission and our small, family-like environment. One unique aspect of our school is that we proudly serve students with disabilities -- including students with severe disabilities in our "Learning for Independence" program and students with moderate disabilities in inclusion settings. All in all, 32% of our school's young people are students with disabilities. In the project we are seeking to fund, we expect 67% of our group will be students with disabilities; approximately 33% will have severe disabilities and another 34% will have moderate disabilities.

Our student body reflects the demographics of the public school population of the city of Boston: 82% are living at or below the federal poverty line; 54% are African American, 31% are Hispanic, and 12% are English-language learners.

My Project

My students love to read. Don't believe me? Last year they read over 500 books from a variety of genres including science fiction, poetry, and political theory. As an English department we committed to increasing student success through the launch of an independent reading program. The concept was simple - teachers would build libraries and students would read IN CLASS for at least an hour a week. We had no idea that this program would take off and spark a school-wide revolution, students were reading in the hallways, students were reading during other classes, and students were finding themselves in the pages of books in ways that I had never seen before.

My students are hungry for knowledge and their access to a broad range of quality literature will ensure that they are able to keep devouring books and having interesting conversations.

Though I have managed to amass a substantial library so far, the times are always changing. The texts in this project are largely driven by student requests for more graphic novels and suspense / thrillers.

Please help me to continue the expansion of my classroom library, your donation means that my awesome young humans will continue to find themselves in the pages they once shunned.

Ms. Betit
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 85 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Flowers in the Attic Saga: Flowers in the Attic/Petals on the Wind; If There Be Thorns/Seeds of Yesterday; Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger) • Amazon Business $35.06 1 $35.06
The Complete Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer • Amazon Business $20.42 1 $20.42
Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White • Amazon Business $18.02 1 $18.02
This One Summer • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
SHOUT • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Posted • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Darkest Minds (Bonus Content) (A Darkest Minds Novel) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03

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