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Mr. Treistman
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 29 donors
  • $0 still needed

Home Library Project: Close the Book Gap

My students need 15 books each, so we can send the entire 6th grade home with libraries to create a bridge of literacy from school to home.

My Students

Denny International Middle School (DIMS) is a wonderfully diverse learning community focused on high academic expectations for all students. Outstanding and dedicated teachers engage every student in challenging, student-centered curriculum. Our entire school community is committed to providing an outstanding education for each student, eliminating the achievement gap, and infusing the celebration of our diversity into every day of learning. The hallways of DIMS represent beautifully diverse faces, cultures, religions and linguistic groups from all around the world. Over one-third of our Scholars are bilingual, and will be leaders in our global community as adults.

My Project

The Home Library Project is dedicated to ensuring that all students enjoy the benefits of being surrounded with books of their own choosing. Its goal this year is to provide each 6th grader with a library of 15 books at the end of the school year, going into summer, regardless of their economic status. The mission is to mitigate summer slide, a phenomenon that is mostly a result of the lack of resources, among our Free and Reduced lunch population. Their progress is put on hold while more affluent families engage in enriching activities over the summer and continue to read for pleasure because they are surrounded with books in their homes. Research shows that books in the home are one of the most influential factors of student success. Help us close the book gap and ensure all 6th grade students go home with a 15-book library!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 50 $364.50
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 50 $328.00
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 50 $291.50
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.68 25 $192.00
Speak • AKJ Education $7.68 20 $153.60
Monster • AKJ Education $7.29 20 $145.80
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 20 $145.80
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.56 20 $131.20
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 20 $116.80
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 20 $116.60

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This project will reach 300 students.

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