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Ms. Cianci from Kenosha WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High-Interest Books For At-Risk Students

Help me give my students the books they want to read! These titles (like The Chaos Walking trilogy and Wizards and Witches books) have been requested by students themselves.

  • $291 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I urban high school with an extremely high poverty rate. We are about 1/3 white, 1/3 black, and 1/3 Hispanic. We also have quite a few English Language Learners and special education students.

My students are at-risk teenagers and reluctant readers; they desperately need material that will interest and connect with them.

These students often choose to come to our school because they want a second chance at an education. However, we are sometimes unable to provide everything they need.

My Project

My students come from varied backgrounds, but they are "at-risk" and most are way behind grade level when it comes to reading. For years, my school has been working hard to create a culture of reading.

Having high-interest books in classrooms is a research-supported way to get students reading more.

My students are given in-class time every week for independent reading. Now, I want to make sure that the titles they want are withing arms' reach.

This list of books is curated from conversations with students and requests made by my students. These young adults need to drastically increase their reading abilities, and they will be more apt to do so if they are excited to open a book!

Ms. Cianci
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chaos Walking: A Trilogy The Knife Of Never Letting Go; The Ask And The Ans • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works • Amazon Business $8.79 3 $26.37
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $8.49 2 $16.98
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (1) • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Pumpkinheads • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 (1) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
The Gift (Witch & Wizard #2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Witch & Wizard • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Thunderhead (2) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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