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Mr. Fiore from Glen Burnie MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest YA Short Stories for All Readers

Help me give my students a diverse and engaging selection of short stories to read in and out of the classroom.

  • $357 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As high school newcomers, my ninth-graders are eager and excited to shed their adolescent, middle school skins.

During this critical time of self-identification, I strive to help these students discover the power and courage of their voices through critical reading, reflective writing, and discussion-based activities.

I have the rare pleasure of working in a school that educates a student population that is as diverse as our country's. Bringing students together from many economic and cultural backgrounds creates a vibrant and compassionate classroom dynamic.

My goal every school year is to engage students with content that reflects their experiences in the world and exposes them to broader realities.

My Project

I am implementing a new curriculum that is focused on introducing incoming freshmen to a wide range of high interest short stories. Why short stories? They're quick, unintimidating, and they can lead students who have lost the taste for reading down unexpected roads towards life-long reading interests.

The short stories on this list blend a range of interests that will spark excitement in young readers: genre bending thrillers, romance, mystery, suspense, teen drama, and timely real-world social issues.

With these stories I hope to reinvigorate a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Please help me guide my young readers to discover their identities as readers!

Mr. Fiore
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Zombies vs. Unicorns • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Meet Cute • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Best American Short Stories 2018 (The Best American Series ®) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Behind the Song • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$254.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$303.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.50

Total project goal

$356.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$356.65

4 Donors

-$256.65

Donations toward project cost

-$218.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.50

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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