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Ms. Parshall from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Books Create Readers

My students need 36 copies of Stephen Chbosky's engaging book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" for our literature unit.

  • $527 goal

This project expired on August 3, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first time you fell in love with a book? My students will have that opportunity if they can personally connect with the story.

My high school students are working toward gaining a love for learning, but they have a lot of challenges facing them.

All of my students have mild learning disabilities. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. Most of my students are English Language Learners. Four large housing projects feed into our school. Gang influence is strong in the community, and the crime rate is high. Despite all this, my students and their families are resilient.

My Project

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book that will touch my students' hearts and inspire a love for reading. The book is a collection of letters that the main character, Charlie, sends to an unknown student. A freshman in high school, Charlie has trouble making friends, learns about family secrets, experiences drugs and alcohol for the first time, and faces sexual issues. We learn about his struggles through his honest, readable letters. My students will be able to relate to his experiences and find their own voices by writing similar letters. They will learn how an author creates a character through mood, tone, word choice, and setting as we read the book together in class.

Many of my students don't own their own books.

They've always just used class sets or borrowed from the library. Giving them their own copy of a book will empower them with ownership.

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

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This project will reach 36 students.

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Books $10.36 36 $372.96

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