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Ms. Franzese from Springfield MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Wild Readers

My students need novels to feed their curiosity and wild reading habits.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7th and 8th grade students are bursting with energy and curiosity. Learning and growing with these students is a true blessing.

As wild readers, they come to my classroom every day in search of stories that will make them laugh, cry, and see the world in a new light.

It fills me with immense joy to see their faces brighten when they find themselves within a character. Many of my students come to school to feel safe, loved, and nourished, and the stories housed on our shelves are just an added bonus.

My Project

Our classroom library is the center of our learning. My 7th and 8th graders look forward to new titles and love sharing powerful stories with each other. These students deserve a lively and powerful classroom library that introduces them to new people, new feelings, and new places. It only takes one story to change a child's life.

The books on my shelves often serve as an escape and refuge for many of my students.

Reading is never treated as a chore or task they must complete - it is treated as their precious time to connect to themselves and to others who they may never have understood before.

Ms. Franzese
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ally Condie's Matched Trilogy Series (Set Includes: Matched, Crossed and Reached) • Amazon Business $39.94 1 $39.94
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $29.61 1 $29.61
Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes. • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Love & Luck • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
War Storm (Red Queen) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Renegades • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Beauty That Remains • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Calling My Name • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
City of Saints & Thieves • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
You're Welcome, Universe • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
What to Say Next • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
Twisted • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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