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Mrs. Schweikert from Glendale AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Minds, Creating Readers

My students need books that are engaging and written for young adults.

  • $434 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are starting off high school reading two or more grade levels below where they need to be to be successful. Many are English Language Learners. We give them interventions in reading support classes like mine to help them fill in the gaps that are keeping them from academic success. I want to make reading a source of enjoyment, not frustration.

Every day in our classroom, we fight a war against illiteracy.

Every time I can put a book in a student's hands I am inviting them to explore new worlds. Between the lines, my students can learn more about new ideas and about their own quest for identity. I have selected these books with my students' needs first to refresh my classroom library with books that will engage the minds of high school freshmen. I want them to love reading as much as I do, and it begins with the right book with the right student.

My Project

These books were chosen with input from my students as part of their wish list of what books or genres they want our classroom library to have. They asked for more books by and about people of color like them. Our current classroom library is full of well-loved books that are slowly falling apart. It also lacks books that deal with the reality of my students' lives on and off campus. I want more diversity in subject matter and in the authors they read. I want my students to enjoy independent reading. By revitalizing my classroom library I will reach more students.

Mrs. Schweikert
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What to Say Next • Amazon Business $7.10 2 $14.20
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Have Lost My Way • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
The Long Walk • Amazon Business $10.06 1 $10.06
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Tell the Wolves I'm Home • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Another Day • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Every Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Street • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How My Summer Went Up in Flames • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Where She Went • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Dead Girls Don't Lie • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
I Was Here • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
I Was Here • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15
Since You've Been Gone • Amazon Business $4.07 1 $4.07
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50

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