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Mrs. Baker from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

High-Interest Teen Fiction to Promote Student Choice (Part 2)

My students need new, high-interest books added to our classroom library to support their independent reading during the 2018-19 school year.

  • $451 goal

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My Students

My students attend an urban dependent charter school in California. Seventy percent of our students receive free and reduced lunch. Sixteen percent of our population is English language learners, and 16.5% of our students receive special education services.

Many students attend our school because they are seeking a smaller high school experience where they won't get lost in the shuffle.

They seek a small, safe, positive culture. Student voice is important and encouraged; students are always a part of the decision-making process. They take great ownership in the school and are often describing it as their second home or family.

My Project

For the past few years, I have incorporated an Independent Reading Project--based entirely on student choice--into my curriculum. It's been a wonderful addition to the classroom, promoting a culture of reading. Students suggest books to each other. Unofficial book clubs meet. Students request books that I bring from my personal home library. Students have even brought me books to read!

My students are requesting new, high-interest books to populate the shelves in the classroom.

They are looking for new titles to read and new genres to discover. These books will inject new life into our classroom library and appeal to a wide range of readers.

Mrs. Baker
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 115 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer • Amazon Business $21.83 1 $21.83
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
9 Days and 9 Nights • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Save the Date • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
To Right the Wrongs (Erin Blake) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Neverworld Wake • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
Something in Between (Harlequin Teen) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
We Were Here • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Hazel Wood: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
You Know Me Well: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Emergency Contact • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Taming of the Drew • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Hoops • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Does My Head Look Big In This? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
I Know What You Did Last Summer • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Face on the Milk Carton (The Face on the Milk Carton Series) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Hunt for the Nation's Most Elusive Serial Killer • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
All Heart: My Dedication and Determination to Become One of Soccer's Best • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15

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