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  • $320 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Lockhart
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Engaging Teen Novels

My students need 20 high interest novels including titles by Stephenie Meyer.

I am an English teacher at a charter school where over 75% of the students are Latino and most are low income. Unfortunately, most of my students do not have access to books at home and they have never developed a love of reading. I've found that many of my students read well below grade level, which is not surprising considering that the more you read, the better your reading comprehension. We are a college prep school and our goal is to get 100% of our students to college. It is essential that my students raise their reading levels so they are ready to be competitive by the time they go to college. This is why I feel it is so important that my students learn how great reading can be! My goal is to give my students access to high interest books that will spark a love of reading that will stay with them throughout their lives. I currently have a small classroom library and I try to help students find a book that will suit their interests and reading levels. I have had students who have found "the perfect book" and instead of passing notes, they are hiding their book so they can read it during class. The only problem is that all of my "good" books are often checked out, and the students who had a perfect book are quickly frustrated when they can't find another one. I want to revamp my classroom library so that it is stocked with enough books to suit all of my students' interests and keep them coming back for more! Thank you in advance for your consideration and for giving my students the opportunity to appreciate all that reading has to offer.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars Series #4) Sara Shepard • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars Series #2) Sara Shepard • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Perfect (Pretty Little Liars #3) Sara Shepard • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars Series #1) Sara Shepard • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Lock and Key Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $13.29 1 $13.29
The Book Thief Markus Zusak • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $9.00 1 $9.00
Crank Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Nic Sheff • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Ambition (Private Series #7) Kate Brian, Concept by Julian Peploe • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Legacy (Private Series #6) Kate Brian • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Inner Circle (Private Series #5) Kate Brian, Concept by Julian Peploe, Designed by Julian Peploe • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Revelation (Private Series #8) Kate Brian, Concept by Julian Peploe • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Confessions (Private Series #4) Kate Brian • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Untouchable (Private Series #3) Kate Brian, Julian Peploe, Designed by Julian Peploe • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Invitation Only (Private Series #2) Kate Brian, Designed by Julian Peploe • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Private (Private Series #1) Kate Brian • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$204.41

Vendor shipping charges

$20.44

State sales tax

$14.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$262.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.51

Total project goal

$319.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$319.51

2 Donors

-$153.74

Donations toward project cost

-$130.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.06

match offer

-$154.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$126.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 2 other donors.

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