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Mr. Bullis from Cathedral Cty CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Expand Their World With Books

Help me give my students a library of high interest, relevant, diverse novels to read.

  • $998 goal

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My Students

Our students are those who have been unsuccessful in 9th and 10th grade in a traditional high school setting. As they enter our smaller school community to get back on track, they bring such insight and intelligence with them. Many of my students haven't seen success in years, so they experience new-found interest in education at our continuation school. In addition, many of my students face the challenges of poverty and the challenges that come with it.

My students are ready to get back on the pathway to success!

By building a learning community in my classroom, my students are able to support each other, find success, and get a second chance to earn credits towards graduation.

My Project

Many of my students have failed their first two years of high school English. Sadly, many of the novels read in traditional English classrooms don't engage my students as much as I would like. Being a small school, our school library is also relatively tiny. I would like to give my students the opportunity to choose a book with three of their classmates to read, analyze, and reflect on together using a "Book Club" type structure.

Giving students a chance to read multi-cultural books that appeal to them will expand their worldview.

Many of my students haven't travelled extensively, so having books to read about characters and locales that are beyond the borders of their hometowns will provide them a sense of possibility. By meeting in the small book clubs, students will have a chance to not only read together, but improve their communication skills. The Book Club setting will allow them to use debate and argumentation skills in a safe setting that will help prepare them for their future.

Mr. Bullis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Speak • AKJ Education $14.59 4 $58.36
Dear Evan Hansen : The Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 4 $55.44
Out of Darkness • AKJ Education $13.86 4 $55.44
Catwoman • AKJ Education $13.86 4 $55.44
More Happy Than Not • AKJ Education $13.86 4 $55.44
Kick • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
Poe: Stories and Poems • AKJ Education $16.06 3 $48.18
Alchemist, The • AKJ Education $11.89 4 $47.56
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 4 $45.52
Throne of Glass • AKJ Education $8.75 4 $35.00
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 4 $30.76
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
I'm Just Me • AKJ Education $7.26 4 $29.04
Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida • AKJ Education $6.56 4 $26.24
Better Nate Than Ever • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
The Tequila Worm • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Buried Onions • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
The First Part Last • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
The Outside Shot • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Last Lobo • AKJ Education $0.50 8 $4.00

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