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  • $329 goal

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

Enticing New Readers

The cost of 26 differnt books, including Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and The Truth About Forever, is $308, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am an English teacher at a high school where over 90% of the students are Latino and over 80% 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 almost all of my students read well below grade level, which is not surprising considering that the more you read, the better your reading comprehension. 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
The Truth About Forever Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning Jack L. Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Peaches Jodi Lynn Anderson • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Julia Alvarez • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship and Triumph Ben Joravsky, Harper Collins Harperperennial, Charles Barkley (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family Dave Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, Mark Victor Hansen (Editor), Kimberly Kirberger (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal Friends Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Deborah Reber • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal School Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Deborah Reber • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness Dave Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck • Barnes and Noble $7.20 1 $7.20
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Ossie Davis (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Living Up The Street Gary Soto, Strawberry Hill Press, Hill Press Strawberry • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Baseball in April and Other Stories Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
It Happened to Nancy: A True Story from the Diary of a Teenager Beatrice Sparks (Editor), Foreword by Dathan Sheranian • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Treacherous Love: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager Beatrice Sparks (Editor), Beatrice Sparks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Scorpions Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager Beatrice Sparks, Foreword by Beatrice Sparks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Taking Sides Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship Dave Pelzer, David J. Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Time to Let Go Lurlene McDaniel • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Baby Alicia Is Dying Lurlene McDaniel • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Telling Christina Goodbye Lurlene McDaniel • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

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