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Mr. Henry from West Columbia SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drop Everything and Read!

Help me give my students access to even more diverse literature and give them a bigger appetite for reading!

  • $319 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an incredible opportunity to work with amazing Chorus and Music and Technology students. They come from many different walks of life but blend together to become an integral part of a larger ensemble and family. Our 6th through 8th grade public school serves a transient community. Our poverty rate is 60% and free/reduced-price lunch rate is almost 50%. Our students work in the classroom, exercising their 21st century skills.

Within this framework of the 21st century classroom, it is important for students to utilize their soft skills at every opportunity, including classroom literacy.

It is important to ensure that students are using a classroom and instruments that are in the best condition possible.

My Project

This is the third installment of an on-going literacy building initiative. We are working hard to build positive environments where reading is fun and students can feel like they are represented within the young adult literature that is available to them.

It is equally important for students to read about experiences that are different from their own.

This promotes empathy and bridge building amongst many marginalized communities, as well as adds to the overall understanding of the human experience. This understanding and empathy that is fostered through reading diverse texts with diverse characters increases my students' chances to be successful in a globalized world.

Mr. Henry
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Love from A to Z • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Reverie • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
The Gravity of Us • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
The Price Guide to the Occult • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Internment • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Paper Magician • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Am the Messenger • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Fire Song • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Bone Gap • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Hate List • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
You're Welcome, Universe • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Challenger Deep • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Wish • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
The Smell of Other People's Houses • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Touching Spirit Bear • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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