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Ms. Capetanakis from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Classroom Library

My students need a variety of high interest young adult literature for book clubs, to encourage literacy.

  • $367 goal

This project expired on May 13, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many students see reading as a chore that is assigned to them. They rarely see a choice in what they read. However, I aspire to guide my students in selecting books that they can enjoy while improving literacy.

Our students attend a NYC Title I high school (which means that our students come from low-income homes).

Many of our students have special needs and/or are English Language Learners. They enter high school believing reading cannot be enjoyable. During their 9th grade year, our school encourages independent reading through a "Drop Everything and Read" class. To make this class successful, students need additional high interest books for our classroom library.

My Project

These books are all highly recommended for teens who are struggling and resistant readers. Since young adults learn primarily through social interactions, having multiple copies of high interest books will provide opportunities for students to participate in book clubs. Therefore, fostering a community of reading for pleasure and open discussion about literature.

This project will make students' reading experiences positive, engaging and memorable.

It will not only support students' literacy skills, but inspire a life long passion for reading.

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tyrell • AKJ Books $6.56 3 $19.68
Street Pharm • AKJ Books $5.83 3 $17.49
I Am the Messenger • AKJ Books $8.02 3 $24.06
Burned • AKJ Books $8.02 3 $24.06
Delirium • AKJ Books $6.56 3 $19.68
The Maze Runner • AKJ Books $7.29 3 $21.87
Go Ask Alice • AKJ Books $7.29 3 $21.87
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Books $13.13 6 $78.78
Out of My Mind • AKJ Books $5.10 3 $15.30
A Child Called It: One Child''s Courage to Survive • AKJ Books $8.72 4 $34.88

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