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Mrs. Seed from Andover MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Defeating Summer Reading Book Desert

My students need engaging summer reading options like The 57 Bus and We Stand on Guard to make sense of their world and their place in it.

  • $173 goal

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My Students

Working in an urban vocational high school presents many challenges. But one challenge, in particular, is getting my students engaged in reading. My students range from non-readers due to learning or behavioral issues to resistant readers because they haven't found that perfect book to hook them.

My hope and goal is that by the end of our year together, my students will be on the path to becoming lifelong readers and writers, ready to face an unpredictable world.

Thank you for considering our project!

My Project

By providing engaging summer reading titles, students will have the opportunity to continue their reading lives, learn about the world around them, and be ready to discuss how they were impacted by the books they read when we come back this fall.

In addition, books like the ones mentioned help my reluctant readers become more engaged in the books around them.

Providing them with a diverse list of titles will allow more opportunities of choice and interest. Donalyn Miller and Penny Kittle always tout the power of choice and interest for high school students and I see it first hand in my classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Stand on Guard Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Devils Within • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Yes, Chef: A Memoir • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Rani Patel In Full Effect • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Acceleration • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
The Rules of Survival • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Silence of Murder • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65

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