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Ms. Leon from Union City NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering the Joys of Reading: Classroom Library

Help me give my students a diverse classroom library that will foster their love for reading.

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an inner-city school that serves a high population of minority students. In my district, we are very passionate about providing our students with the best opportunities available.

84% of our students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

I have students who are first and second generation Americans.

I have students who will be the first in their families to go to college.

I have students who have fought through and dominated the English language.

I have students who speak and breathe art.

My students are faced with obstacles inside and outside the classroom, but they continue moving forward with a sense of determination and resiliency.

My Project

We are currently in need of a classroom library.

It is my hope that this will encourage my students to read more, and in doing so, will help them become stronger readers and writers.

Not only will these books expose my students to a variety of experiences and genres, but they will also help them discover the joys of reading. At the moment, my students do not have a lot of choice in what they read. However, once we have a classroom library, I will be able to implement silent sustained reading and literature circles into our classroom sessions. I truly believe that this will benefit and empower my struggling students while also pushing my advanced students forward.

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

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This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Campfire • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
To Kill a Kingdom • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Cheerleaders • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sawkill Girls • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sadie • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Other Normals • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Teen Angst? Naaah . . . • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Be More Chill • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61

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