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Ms. Tyner from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversify Our Classroom Library!

Help me give my students diverse, thoughtful, and action-packed books to get them excited about reading!

  • $177 goal

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My Students

I work with three goofy, creative, diverse groups of 7th graders, most of whom come from Brooklyn neighborhoods. They are energetic and passionate about a variety of topics from animals, to horror/thriller, to Fortnite, to social issues such as bullying, eating disorders, and mental health issues. They care deeply for each other and have a strong classroom community.

However, many of them are reluctant readers and I have a hard time matching them to books in our somewhat outdated library.

I want to diversify my classroom library with topics that excite them, protagonists that represent them, and writing that inspires them. They LOVE to talk, and I want to get them talking about great books! I'm looking for lots of graphic novels and books with diverse representation.

My Project

My students are a diverse, talkative, and inquisitive community, and they need books that match their personalities to help get them into reading. Help us build up our library and our love of reading!

In our classroom, we focus heavily on book choice and independent reading to foster a life-long investment in literacy and learning.

In order to reach that goal, we need a larger variety of book choices. For example, I've chosen Ghostopolis and Bad Island for students who love thrillers/horror novels, but who have lower reading levels and need help with visualizations. I've chosen the "I Survived" series for students with an interest in historical fiction who also need action-packed scenes to keep them invested.

Through reading conferences, I work one-on-one with students on reading skills and strategies to improve their literacy. However, we also need to build reading independence, and the first step is for students to enjoy reading and motivate themselves to find books that excite them. I'm hoping revamping our library a little will build this motivation.

Ms. Tyner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Suee and the Shadow • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Ghostopolis • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Bad Island • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38

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