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Mrs. Barney from Ogden UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Ourselves in a Book

Help me give my students books they are begging me for and can't wait to read!

  • $986 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The seventy or so humans that I'm blessed to associate with every day are a uniquely talented group of Sixth Graders. They want to be the difference they believe this world needs and can't wait to get started. I see potential that many of them can't begin to glimpse.

Like so many other students, my Sixth Graders find themselves at the mercy of a Title I school, with giant ideas and even bigger plans for the future where the lottery of success may or may not be in their favor.

Unfortunately, my students' passion for Dreaming Big doesn't always connect to the skills they are required to learn during their Sixth Grade year. Many struggle connecting with what they read because it isn't applicable to their lives or not interesting. Many of them ask "Why should this even matter to me?" My students deserve the chance to find joy in their learning and joy in reading.

My Project

As we in education prepare to be flexible at a moment's notice, not knowing whether we will be learning/teaching from home or in the classroom, one thing that remains the same is that students need to keep reading. My favorite thing to help a student discover is what kind of book they love to read. The more students that I've helped discover what their just-right book is, the more my library becomes thinner. I love letting students borrow my books. Sometimes they don't make it back from home, or sometimes a student begs me to let them keep it. I'm a sucker when it comes to giving students books. I almost always say yes. Because of this, many of my series are dwindling and are in desperate need of replenishment.

Students LOVE reading books that are in a series and books that they feel are written about kids just like them.

All of the series and books that are included in our list, fit those categories.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 70 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Twisted Tales 9-Book Boxset (Disney) • Amazon Business $140.50 1 $140.50
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set New(Diary Of a Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules,The Last Straw,Dog Days,The Ugly Truth,Cabin Fever,The Third Wheel,Hard Luck,The Long Haul,Old School..etc • Amazon Business $53.95 1 $53.95
Raina Telgemeier Collection Box Set (Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, Guts) • Amazon Business $52.95 1 $52.95
The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Michael Vey Complete Collection Books 1-7: Michael Vey; Michael Vey 2; Michael Vey 3; Michael Vey 4; Michael Vey 5; Michael Vey 6; Michael Vey 7 • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
The Selection 5-Book Box Set: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $46.60 1 $46.60
The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $45.96 1 $45.96
Marissa Meyer Lunar Chronicles Series Collection 4 Books Set- Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter • Amazon Business $43.50 1 $43.50
Wings of Fire #1-#4: A Graphic Novel Box Set (Wings of Fire Graphic Novels #1-#4) • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Fairly True Tales Series, 4-book set • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Fablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison • Amazon Business $29.40 1 $29.40
The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set (The City of Ember; The People of Sparks; The Diamond of Darkhold; The Prophet of Yonwood) • Amazon Business $21.31 1 $21.31
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Before the Ever After • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Starfish • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Concrete Rose • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Punching the Air • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
When Stars Are Scattered • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Song of Achilles: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
All American Boys • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07

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