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Ms. Glasgow from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Replace the Good Reads

My students need replacement copies of 43 titles lost this year.

  • $516 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We all live in a mobile society and my students are no exception! But sadly, that sometimes means they leave with library books. This year alone we have lost over $1200.00 in books checked out to students who have withdrawn. We have no hope of seeing those books or any payment for replacements

I am the Teacher Librarian for a near inner city high school (grades 9-12) located just outside the city limits of a major city in Washington State.

The school campus consists of 3 fully autonomous small schools (ala the Gates Smaller Learning Communities model) of approximately 300-400 students each. Each school had a particular emphasis to better meet the students' future career goals. While this is a terrific opportunity for the students, it does present challenges to areas like the library that are shared services. We have a very diverse student body with very a high poverty level. Approximately 250 of the students are not native English speakers and approximately 200 students with a wide range of special needs (enrolled in the 3 small schools). We also have a free and reduced lunch rate of over 70% as of last school year.

My Project

Sadly, our district funding has been nearly eliminated due to budget cuts. As we all know, there are so many forms of entertainment available to young people today. But we also know that getting young people hooked on reading is priceless; studies have shown strong connections between reading for pleasure and academic success. So how do we get these busy, modern teens into the library, and how to we get them to keep coming back? The books I have requested are all very popular with our students and desperately need to be replaced.

If we cannot replace popular titles in our collection, what hope do we have of getting them reading and keeping them excited about reading?

With your help, we can fill our shelves and continue to draw in a new generation of readers! My students ask every day if we have anything new for them to read, and every day I have to tell them no. Your generous donation will put a smile on their faces and a book in their hands! What could be better?

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Ms. Glasgow
Grades 9-12
  • Arts & Academics Academy
  • Seattle, WA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • AKJ Books $10.18 2 $20.36
Champion • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Water for Elephants: A Novel • AKJ Books $13.46 1 $13.46
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Openly Straight • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Oh, the Places You''ll Go! • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Prodigy • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Pinned • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Antigoddess • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Fallout • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Open Mic • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Nic Sheff • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight • AKJ Books $7.30 1 $7.30
Jasper Jones • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Scorch Trials • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Megatokyo 4 • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Beautiful Chaos • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Lies • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Teen Titans • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Volume 1 Tite Kubo, Tite Kubo (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach 3 • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Team Human • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Go Ask Alice • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Scorpio Races • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Infinity • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pain & Wastings • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Tyrell • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Bless Me, Ultima • AKJ Books $5.84 2 $11.68
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Payback Time • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hanging On To Max • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dead End in Norvelt • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
We Beat the Street • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Who Killed My Daughter? Lois Duncan • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Spitfire • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Come Juneteenth • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Words by Heart • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
First Part Last, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Heart of Darkness • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The Well: David''s Story • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
So Much to Tell You • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Annie''s Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager Be • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Bantam) • AKJ Books $4.02 1 $4.02

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