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Mrs. Rodriguez from Harrison NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Books Into the Hands of Aspiring Readers

My students need a diverse and exciting classroom library in order to appreciate independent reading!

  • $338 goal

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My Students

"What else do you have for me to read?" is a question I receive often from my students. I make it a priority to read, purchase, and share high-interest novels with my students who do not have access to these types of books. Too many of my students have never learned the pleasures of reading because the only books available to them are the ones assigned through our curriculum. Unfortunately, the books used in our curriculum are becoming outdated, and it is difficult for us to get new, more accessible books for today's student.

My students are from an economically disadvantaged town and 86% of them qualify for free or reduced lunches.

Unfortunately, our school library has been diminished over the years to make room for more classrooms due to overcrowding. Students do not have the resources to purchase their own books. Many of them want to read more but just cannot afford the hobby.

My Project

Students will be using these books to expand their horizons and explore other worlds. Too often, my students only read what is assigned to them in their classrooms. They read for pleasure less and less because they do not enjoy reading, but that does not mean they do not want to read or explore books on their own.

They need a selection of books geared towards their age group.

Students in my classroom are lacking a school library so it is up to us to provide them with a classroom library, filled with books selected just for them by other students! This project would give my students a better selection of novels to choose from in order to read independently.

Mrs. Rodriguez
Grades 9-12
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 100 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Fires Everywhere • Amazon Business $15.28 2 $30.56
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters • Amazon Business $26.73 1 $26.73
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.24 2 $26.48
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.97 2 $23.94
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $20.10 1 $20.10
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Daytripper • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

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