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Mrs. Dean from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Voracious Reading

Help me give my students a wide range of books to read from all genres: "Freedom's Children", "Wolf Hollow", the Percy Jackson series, "Lewis Tewanima" and "The Hate You Give".

  • $340 goal

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My Students

My students are mostly from low-income families and most are free or reduced lunch. They struggle with the most basic skill-reading. Many are so low, they just don't feel they can be successful, so they avoid reading at all costs.

I have provided time in class each day for silent reading, and most of the students are really getting into their books.

The problem is, they do not have books at home, and their parents are unable to get them to the public library. They are very reluctant readers. The students tell me that the books in my room are better than what they have at home. I'm pleased that they are reading-and-they are realizing how much they could actually enjoy reading!

My Project

I have issued a 30 book challenge to my students this year. Their interests include Percy Jackson and A Series of Unfortunate Events. They need exciting and new books to read in order to meet the challenge.

I am looking for books to both use as rewards and to read in class.

I have requested they read from all genres: biographies, mysteries, graphic novels, as well as adventure.

The latest research shows if we can get them to read, we can provide a lasting impact on their lifelong learning. The goal is to improve their skills by at least one year.

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Mrs. Dean
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $23.89 1 $23.89
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $8.66 2 $17.32
Lewis Tewanima: Born to Run • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Feather Chase: (The Crime-Solving Cousins Mysteries Book 1) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Pictures of Hollis Woods (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
The World Keepers 1: Roblox Suspense For Older Kids (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Alex Vega and the Oracle of the Mayans (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries #3) • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Cesar Chavez: Fighting for Farmworkers (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kobe Bryant, 2nd Edition (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

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