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Ms. Pahomov from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Add to Our Independent Reading Bookshelf!

My students need books to jump start their independent reading in English class!

  • $277 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you know the joy of a well-stocked bookshelf? Help set my students free from assigned reading and give them the power to choose their own books.

My students are 11th graders in a small public school in a large city in Pennsylvania.

They hail from all corners of the city, which includes from many different neighborhoods and socio-economic backgrounds. They all share a devotion to our school and an honest love of reading--even those students who are reluctant readers are coming around during this unit!

My Project

I have picked out seventeen different titles for students to enjoy during our independent reading unit. Many of the books are already class favorites, where there is maybe one copy in the entire school--and we can't keep up with demand. Others titles include award-winning teen fiction, literary classics, graphic novels, with a few memoirs and biographies mixed in as well.

Learning is most authentic when students have the freedom to pursue what they are most interested in.

Unfortunately, most of my students don't have the economic luxury of going and buying a new book whenever they want it. Our classroom library will give them the variety they deserve--and next year's students, as well!

Ms. Pahomov
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Every Day • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
Coldest Winter Ever • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Rumble Fish • AKJ Books $12.56 1 $12.56
Monster: The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
By the Time You Read This, I''ll Be Dead • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cut Patricia McCormick, Patty McCormick • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Dune • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Breakfast of Champions • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Black Boy (stock) • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Drama • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
Bluest Eye • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
The Complete Stories • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
The Book Thief • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
In Darkness • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
How I Live Now • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
That Bird Has My Wings • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94

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