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Mrs. Close from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting Books for Roadrunner Readers!

Help me give my students new exciting books they can't wait to read!

  • $1,175 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is in a high poverty area of Austin, TX. Our focus is college readiness, because many of our students will be first generation college attendees. We have a strong AVID program, and we try to encourage study habits, organization, and reading!

Academically we struggle because so many of our students are English Language Learners, or read below grade level.

These students need extra motivation to read. I'd like new books to build interest in reading at my school.

My Project

I'm always looking for ways to encourage reading because almost seventy percent of the students at school are English Language Learners, and additionally we have many students that read below grade level. As the librarian, I am always searching for books that are accessible to my students. Those books need to be high interest, and graphic novels and easy to read books help too! I want all of my students to be life long readers, and if I can put the right book in their hands that grabs their interest, I can get them hooked!

The books I selected are from authors or series that already circulate heavily in my library, and I know if my project is funded it will set off a flurry of excitement to read them.

I specifically picked books that are a 3rd-6th grade level, easy to understand content, and pictures. These things help the English Language Learners and students that read below grade level understand what they are reading and make reading fun.

Mrs. Close
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sisters • Amazon Business $23.85 2 $47.70
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $23.14 2 $46.28
Mary Anne Saves the Day: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #3) • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Kristy’s Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #1): A Graphix Book: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Guinness World Records 2019 • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
Drama • Amazon Business $17.51 2 $35.02
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $17.51 2 $35.02
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #6): A Graphix Book: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $17.49 2 $34.98
Making Friends (Making Friends #1) (1) • Amazon Business $16.85 2 $33.70
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $11.15 3 $33.45
Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board (Making Friends #2) • Amazon Business $16.08 2 $32.16
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $13.24 2 $26.48
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $12.91 2 $25.82
Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $12.64 2 $25.28
Sunny Side Up • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 3 $23.67
Stargazing • Amazon Business $21.88 1 $21.88
The Okay Witch • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Sunny Rolls the Dice • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Real Friends • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever (14) • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
Click (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Best Friends • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (13) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
New Kid • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
The Bone Garden • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Maybe a Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
A Monster Like Me • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Not So Normal Norbert • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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