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Mrs. R. from Portland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Them Reading!!

Help me give my students the books that they really want to read this year!! This is the list that they came up with in class!

  • $286 goal

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My Students

I have a very diverse population of students in a Maine city; many kids don't have books in their homes. They don't read because they have not grown up with any kind of reading material.

Students have come to me this year looking for that "just right" book for them.

Many need help figuring out what kinds of subjects they want, from biography to fantasy. Most don't even know where to begin when they approach a book collection.

Others may read but do not see themselves as readers who can challenge themselves with new and different titles. My job is to to change that.

My Project

The books I chose were of high interest to my students. They made me a list of books that they wanted to see on my shelves. Many deal with social justice like "Dear Martin" and "Brown Girl Dreaming." My goal is to have books that students will not want to put down once they pick them up. I have some high-interest titles in my collection, but I need even more titles that reflect the interests of the current set of students that I have.

One of our themes this year is identity.

The books I mentioned have main characters who are black or Hispanic. Making sure students see people who may resemble them is not only important as a matter of representation, the inclusiveness means they can better consider identity in their lives and in literature.

With your help, students will find books that will make a difference in their reading lives!

Mrs. R.
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Code of Honor • Amazon Business $16.03 1 $16.03
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Float • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Sisters • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
One White Dolphin • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Well, That Was Awkward • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Warriors: Power of Three #5: Long Shadows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lock and Key: The Initiation • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Edge of Extinction #2: Code Name Flood • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Maxi's Secrets: (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Warriors #1: Into the Wild (Warriors: The Prophecies Begin) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Restart • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08

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