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Mrs. Martinez from Hitchcock TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring New Worlds through Literature

My students need a classroom library they can get excited about!

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kids are creative, funny and insightful. They make everyday an adventure for me! Most of them have lived a life full of challenges and many struggle with school, however with the right resources and care they have the potential to make a positive impact in their world. Several students were also impacted by hurricane Harvey last year, losing valuable education time as well as personal belongings and even homes. These kids are dynamic and creative. Thier challenging situation should not impact their future successes.

My Project

These books will build a library my students can become engrossed in. Most of my students hate reading but I firmly believe this is because they haven’t had the opportunity to truly explore all the rich and imaginative options which are available to them. I want to have a robust in class library which is easily accessible to each of my students.

I have chosen a variety of interests, topics and reading levels so that every child can choose a book which suits him or her as well as explore new genres.

Having the in class library will allow students more independent reading time, more choices and more chances to think critically about what they are reading.

Mrs. Martinez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $65.04 1 $65.04
The Inheritance Cycle (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $41.87 1 $41.87
The Ender Quintet (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $39.62 1 $39.62
Divergent (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $38.14 1 $38.14
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Lord of the Rings (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.91 1 $26.91
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Joy Luck Club (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
A Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Into the Wild • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
Twelve Angry Men • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
The Stranger • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Things Fall Apart: A Novel • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
The Canterbury Tales • AKJ Education $8.03 1 $8.03
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Education $6.25 1 $6.25
Night • AKJ Education $5.89 1 $5.89
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 1 $5.68
All Quiet on the Western Front • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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