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  • $401 goal

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Ms. Osman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

High School Book Club

My students need 11 copies each of four engaging young adult novels for Book Club.

My Students

I wish my students loved reading. I wish my students chose to read for pleasure. I wish my students felt comfortable opening a book. I want to sprinkle my students with the magic stardust of literary rapture!

I am the librarian of a mammoth urban high school in California.

More than half of the student body hasn't yet demonstrated literacy proficiency as evidenced by the state tests. Only about three quarters of our students pass the Exit Test, which is required to graduate high school in California. I visit with the same sparse group of students in the library everyday! What these academic statistics say to me is that a huge chunk of our students do not read with any enthusiastic regularity.

My Project

Therefore, I am requesting some sets of compelling novels to encourage participation in a weekly Book Club at lunch in the library. It is my hope that if I expose our students to interesting books that are written with the teenager reader in mind and provide these students with the support of a weekly literary program, I might convert a throng of students to the religion of recreational reading.

I hope you are as inspired by my goal as I am and more importantly, I hope you are interested in helping me encourage young readers.

It takes a whole community to educate our youth, and I am deeply grateful for the support of DonorsChoose and its philanthropic family of donors!!! Thank you for considering my literary proposal to help our future society become more literate and more engaged in the ecstasy of reading!!!!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Repossessed • AKJ Books $6.65 11 $73.15
Jessica''s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side Beth Fantaskey • AKJ Books $6.65 11 $73.15
Notes from the Midnight Driver • AKJ Books $5.91 11 $65.01
Flash Burnout • AKJ Books $5.91 11 $65.01

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Wasserman Foundation and 10 other donors.

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