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Mrs. Miller from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fantasy and Adventure Books We Can Become Totally Immersed In

Help me give my students the books they begged me to order. These are the series, titles and collections that are the most requested and most sought after by my students.

  • $615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of my students speak English as their second language which means that despite the incredible strides they have made, many still read below grade level. Most only received minimal ESL instruction and must persevere on grade level despite a significant learning gap. Yet they are avid readers and are eager to learn.

Although over 90% of my students receive free or reduced lunch, they are generous and giving.

They worry about me when I appear tired or stress. They organize trips together to the library to print papers if they don't have access to computers or printers. They share what they have and care about each others well being. They treat our school community like a family.

My students are voracious readers regardless of their reading level. My small class library is well loved and well worn. They like to recommend books for me to read, accept my recommendations and keep me hunting for a variety of titles to meet their curiosity and needs.

My Project

My students have to read independently inside and outside of my class. I encourage them to request books and titles so that I have books in stock that they enjoy. This project contains the most sought after titles and most requested books. This project has a number of series of books that I am anxious to have in my library because once a student gets hooked on one of the books they ended up reading a ton of them. I want to make sure that I have as many books series that help to satisfy their thirst for a new author.

The titles I have included are very popular, approachable and just not available in my classroom or in our district wide curriculum.

Our district wide curriculum, although rigorous, does not inspire us. My students (and I) find it quite serious and dry. The upside to this very difficult problem is that it helps me push independent reading. Because my students often loath what we read as part of the curriculum, I can encourage their rebellious nature by focusing on what they read for fun.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket 13 Books Collection Pack Set (Includes the Bad Beginning, the Reptile Room, the Wide Window, the Miserable Mill, the Austere Academy, the Grim Grotto, the Penultimate Peril, the End) • Amazon Business $61.00 1 $61.00
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, Frenemies Forever, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
MAZE RUNNER CLASSIC X 5 [Special Edition] • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay • Amazon Business $25.64 1 $25.64
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $17.23 1 $17.23
This Was Our Pact • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Run, Hide, Fight Back • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Girl Who Was Supposed to Die • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Blood Will Tell: A Point Last Seen Mystery • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Lonely Dead • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sisters • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Sunny Rolls the Dice • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Midwinter Witch • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Marc's Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School (3)) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever (14) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Girl, Stolen: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
GIRL I USED TO BE • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

Materials cost

$484.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.16

Total project goal

$614.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$614.42

6 Donors

-$614.42

Donations toward project cost

-$522.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.16

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$0.00

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