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Ms. Baddour from El Cajon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading!

Help me give my students access to high interest, culturally and developmentally relevant books.

  • $583 goal

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My Students

I work at a Title I middle school teaching 8th grade ELA and ELD. My students are academically, culturally, and emotionally diverse. A majority of my students are English learners and/or refugees from all over the world. Due to gaps in schooling, learning challenges, trauma, or issues they face outside of school, many of my students struggle academically. Their stories of resilience and their drive to learn are inspirational.

In my classroom I try to create a calm and encouraging environment by hearing their struggles, celebrating their successes, and guiding them through challenges.

My students strive to be successful regardless of the obstacles they have to overcome. They are hilarious and insightful young people who have a bright future ahead of them.

My Project

Our school downsized the school library. The hours open are shorter and the material available is limited. Many of my students are reading at low Lexile levels and have a lack of confidence in their reading abilities. As a new teacher, I have limited books available for my students. I want to create a love of reading in my students, yet I do not have many high-interest books to entice my reluctant readers to independently pick up a book. As an ELA/ELD teacher, I feel a need to provide my students with reading materials they can relate to.

I want to add high-interest, culturally and developmentally relevant books to my classroom library.

When surveying my students, graphic novels and scary stories were the top picks. With many of my students reading below grade level, graphic novels provide developmentally appropriate stories without overwhelming struggling readers. With your support, I hope to continue building a culture of reading in my classroom, as well as building student literacy!

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Ms. Baddour
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $54.29 1 $54.29
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $34.97 1 $34.97
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $30.60 1 $30.60
Berrybrook Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Elizabeth and Zenobia • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Me And My Fear • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
You Can't Hide (Shadow House, Book 2) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Here to Stay • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Lowriders in Space • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Pumpkinheads • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Gathering (Shadow House, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
A Properly Unhaunted Place • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Tight • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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