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  • $597 goal

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Ms. Roman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Free Libraries!

My students need engaging, high interest books to take home and enjoy. All books requested are geared towards a variety of young adult audiences.

My Students

The students in our school community (grades 9-12) are wonderfully unique! They encompass a variety of backgrounds, beliefs and ideas all of which help create a diverse learning environment.

Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and do not have access to the privileges that many teenagers take for granted.

Our students, like all students, deserve learning opportunities and access to information to help them become successful, contributing members of society. Our students are full of passion, energy and excitement. They take pride in their successes, especially when overcoming obstacles.

My Project

The goal of the "Free Libraries" project is to put books in the hands of all students. As a high school English teacher I am both saddened and filled with joy when a student tells me, "That was the first book I have ever read and I loved it!" I know the importance of reading and I want this project to help all students discover the joy of reading. Three Free Libraries stationed throughout the school will be mini "houses" where free books will be kept.

Our school's latest SBAC test scores reveal that only 38.6% of students met or exceeded achievement level for English language arts.

My hope is that by providing students free access to high interest literature that they will become more engaged in reading and will read more frequently. Reading helps one become a stronger, reader, writer, and thinker. Reading helps develop one's vocabulary and expands one's mind. Reading can help develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in college and beyond, and can encourage all students to become lifelong learners.

The impact of this project can be measured through future test scores as well as the tracking the number of books that are taken out of the Free Libraries. I anticipate developing and sharing ideas for other schools to implement Free Libraries. The funds for this project will go directly towards purchasing high interest young adult literature. Our school's woodworking class will design and build the free libraries and our art classes will make them vibrant. This project will help keep the Free Libraries full of books and will help bring to life a project that all students can be proud of and that all students can benefit from.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
Stitches: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.33 3 $30.99
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $7.47 3 $22.41
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $10.21 2 $20.42
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.75 2 $19.50
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $5.64 3 $16.92
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.35 2 $16.70
The List • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $7.66 2 $15.32
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $5.09 3 $15.27
Unwind (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $7.31 2 $14.62
Hoops • Amazon Business $7.01 2 $14.02
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Six of Crows • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Twisted • Amazon Business $5.88 2 $11.76
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Love That Split the World • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
All American Boys • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Complicit: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crank • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Divergent (Divergent Series) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Red Queen • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Go Ask Alice • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Hatchet • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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This project will reach 999 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by The RISE Network and 6 other donors.

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