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Mr. Pride from Tulsa OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

My students need access to interesting novels for their independent reading projects.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Rooted in the heart of Tulsa, OK, our high school offers a pathway to earn college credit during secondary years. In light of the fact that nearly 100% of our students qualify for free or reduced cost lunches, this opportunity (to earn college credit) allows students to pursue higher education and consider technical careers that would otherwise be difficult to enter. In this environment, our students work hard and dream big.

When exposed to well-written literature, students often crave more.

One of my favorite moments last year occurred during our Shakespeare unit. When I announced that we would be watching the last two acts of the play at the time (rather than read it together in class), a student-led riot nearly erupted. They WANTED to read Shakespeare rather than watch the play.

My Project

Throughout this upcoming year, our class will embark on a literary adventure, one that allows students choice in their independent reading projects. Provided that the entire class will engage in this activity, it is necessary for students to readily access a variety of books. In this manner, students will be able to explore different novels, pick up a new book (once they've finished another), and share ideas with their classmates who've read similar titles.

In a world teeming with options, this classroom library has been strategically selected in order to pique students' curiosity and expand their ability to imagine, to dream.

By exposing students to relevant pieces of contemporary and classic literature, this project will foster a lifelong passion for reading that will persist well beyond their years in secondary education.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ender Quintet (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $39.62 1 $39.62
Chronicles of Narnia (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $39.60 1 $39.60
Matt de la Pena (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.38 1 $37.38
Lord of the Rings (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.91 1 $26.91
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $16.97 1 $16.97
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Poet X • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dreaming in Cuban (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
One Hundred Years of Solitude • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
White Teeth A Novel • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Invisible Man • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Americanah • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Native Son • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Martian: Classroom Edition • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
The Color Purple • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
The Fire Next Time • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
The Boy in the Black Suit • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
All American Boys • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Gathering Blue • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Julius Caesar (Graphic Shakespeare) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Pride and Prejudice • AKJ Education $6.57 1 $6.57
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Bless Me, Ultima • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Go Tell It on the Mountain • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Taking Control • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Fighting the Legend • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Last Lobo • AKJ Education $0.50 2 $1.00

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