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Ms. Pearce from West Jordan UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books for Great Students

My students need quality books for independent reading and book club . Students who read more perform better on standardized testing, and I would like to help ensure that my students are reading.

  • $586 goal

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My Students

Our school is home to a lot of diverse students with diverse needs. Despite their various needs, however, our students at WJMS have a lot to offer. They are passionate, thoughtful, caring individuals, and sometimes their areas of interest do not always align with the traditional norms and topics addressed in the classroom.

I would like to change that in my classroom, and give students a chance to direct their own learning by exploring their areas of interest- mental health, gender roles, sports, technology, bullying, relationships, friends, etc.

through great books.

Our classroom theme is adapted from Descartes, "We think, therefore we are," and I want students to have the chance to become thinkers through exposure to diverse books.

My Project

This year I would like students to have the opportunity to do more with book groups in the classroom. Part of that is making sure they have quality books to choose from, and multiple copies of those books. Access to good books that students actually like is huge in helping disengaged or lower-level readers.

I firmly believe that all students like reading, but sometimes it comes down to helping them find the right book.

Some of the selected titles are for use with book clubs about diversity and tolerance to go along with our unit on the Holocaust and Anne Frank. Some of the titles are for students to read independently.

Your contribution to our classroom library will better enable all students to explore topics of interest, and to find books that can capture their attention.

Ms. Pearce
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $12.00 4 $48.00
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.94 3 $38.82
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $10.87 3 $32.61
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $28.29 1 $28.29
A Monster Calls: A Novel (Movie Tie-in): Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $4.79 5 $23.95
Uglies • Amazon Business $7.98 3 $23.94
Speak • Amazon Business $7.09 3 $21.27
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 3 $16.77
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb: Young Adult Edition • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 3 $10.14
I Am the Cheese • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Chocolate War • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Godless • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Pigman • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Storm Rescues) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Reissue with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book One • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27

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