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Mrs. Oyerinde from Norcross GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need immediate, classroom access to high-interest books to help them become better readers.

  • $579 goal

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My Students

I teach 10th graders who come from diverse backgrounds, and with that, have diverse needs and desires. Some of them are college bound, some are not, and some are undecided. Some of them identify themselves as readers and love reading, but many of them do not - and with some of them, it is because they are still learning English or because they are burnt out on life for various reasons.

Overall, my students are great and need love and patience as any other human being in our world.

As I have been working with my students to get them excited about independent reading, I am seeing that they are not a lost cause and can, indeed, fall in love with reading. With a lot of encouragement, engagement, guidance and convincing, they can still be taught and influenced, and they are buying into the idea that reading makes them smarter.

My Project

The books I have chosen are high interest and relevant to teens. They will help to hold my students' attention and interest and compel them to read for an extended amount of time. The extended amount of time reading will help students build reading stamina, which will ultimately help them out with tackling more difficult texts in the future.

In addition to turning students into readers, these books also have the potential to give them a broader vocabulary and understanding of life.

Also, these books will help them to become better writers as they consciously and unconsciously observe professional writers.

Mrs. Oyerinde
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 4 $45.16
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir • Amazon Business $17.87 1 $17.87
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe • Amazon Business $14.12 1 $14.12
A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Hazel Wood: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Words on Bathroom Walls • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Optimists Die First • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Speed of Life • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
A Map for Wrecked Girls • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
The Memory of Things: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Emergency Contact • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Warcross • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
An Ember in the Ashes • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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