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Mrs. Rogers from West Covina CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow My Classroom Library!

Help me give my students some new reading books! This year my book cart is frequently empty and I have a long list of students waiting for something current and engaging to read!

  • $320 goal

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My Students

My English class is a place where students are exposed to current issues that impact society. They are then challenged to speak and write about these issues in an articulate and academic way. In my classroom learning takes place through reading and writing, as well as through small and large group discussion about issues including the juvenile justice system, the business behind our food system, and cultural stereotypes.

My students are a diverse group.

Nearly 500 of the 1650 students at SHHS attend on a permit from their own school.

They bring with them valuable experiences and perspectives that add depth, insight, and value to the social issues we explore in my classroom.

environment that allows for connection and communication in order for the students to learn from and grow with one another.

My Project

Last year, with the help of Donors Choose, I was able to start a classroom library. While twelve books might not seem like much it sparked a reading revolution in my classroom! This year my book cart is frequently empty, I have a waiting list for the most popular novels, and students consistently ask if I will be getting any new books soon. My students love for reading modern young adult literature has encouraged me to return to Donors Choose and start this project.

I hope to add twenty books to my classroom library that expands my students' access to novels, non-fiction, and poetry written by modern writers that address the issues that are most important to my students.

These books are a necessity for my classroom because they not only cultivate a life-long love of reading but they also increase their vocabulary, challenge their thinking, and help them become better writers.

My students' growing love of reading has inspired me to grow my classroom library. With your help, we can put books in the hands of teens who are waiting for something interesting, relevant, and powerful to read.

Mrs. Rogers
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 180 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea • AKJ Education $18.97 1 $18.97
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
You Are Not Here • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Down Among the Sticks and Bones • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lucky Broken Girl • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
An Unkindness of Magicians • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close A Novel • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 1 $11.38
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 1 $11.20
Tears for Water Songbook of Poems And Lyrics • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
The Book of Questions (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
How To Make A Wish • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Tell the World Teen Poems from Writerscorps • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
You Hear Me? Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
100 Best-Loved Poems (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $2.19 1 $2.19

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