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Mr. Dougherty from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Love Reading! Help Build Our Classroom Library

My students need 45+ high-interest independent reading books at a variety of levels that they can check out of our classroom library.

  • $469 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I LOVE READING. This is the motto of our 8th grade English class this year. All this year we've been working hard to build an appreciation for and love of literature.

I have the privilege of teaching the hardest working students in the District of Columbia!

At our school, all of us are climbing the mountain to and through college. Despite the challenges that poverty, crime, and discrimination may present, my students are beating the odds through grit and determination. Our goal is that all of us will grow as readers by at least 1.5 years.

My Project

It has been amazing to see how invested my students have become in reading. Building a love of reading will not just help them in college, but for the rest of their lives. Their love of reading is motivating them to read more and more, allowing them to practice important reading strategies at school and at home. In order to keep this momentum going, I want to build my classroom library with high-interest books that students will not be able to put down! I am asking for 48 books at a variety of reading levels, all of which will catch the interest of my students.

Too often students become discouraged readers because they see it as a chore or an assignment.

This keeps them from building a true love of reading and learning. Help me catch their interest NOW and inspire them to become life-long readers!

Mr. Dougherty
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 76 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fearst First Date • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Vampire Academy • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Getting Played • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Losing Romeo • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Fearst All-night Party • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fearst Killer''s Kiss • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Midnight Games • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Moonlight Secrets • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fearst Secret Admirer • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fearst Best Friend • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Boy Next Door • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fearst Confession • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fearst Perfect Date • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fearst Rich Girl • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fearst Stepsister • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Schooled • AKJ Books $1.30 2 $2.60
Search for Safety • AKJ Books $1.30 2 $2.60
Summer of Secrets • AKJ Books $1.30 2 $2.60
No Way Out Peggy Kern • AKJ Books $13.23 2 $26.46
Alex Rider Collection Anthony Horowitz • AKJ Books $17.74 1 $17.74
Frostbite • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Shadow Kiss • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy Series #5) Richelle Mead • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Blood Promise (Vampire Academy Series #4) Richelle Mead • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Maximum Ride: The Protectors #2: Max • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Maximum Ride • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Maximum Ride: The Fugitives #3: Saving The World And Other Extreme Sports • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Maximum Ride: The Fugitives #2: School''s Out Forever • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
The Final Warning • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Trouble Follows (Kimani Tru: Indigo Summer Series #2) Monica • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
16 Isn''t Always Sweet (Kimani Tru Series) Cassandra Carter • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
A Matter of Attitude (Kimani Tru Series) Hayden • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Can''t Stop the Shine (Kimani Tru Series) Joyce E. Davis • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Chasing Romeo (Kimani Tru Series) A. J. Byrd • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Deal With It (Kimani Tru: Indigo Summer Series #4) Monica Mc • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Fabulous • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Famous • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Fast Forward (Kimani Tru Series) Celeste O. Norfleet • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Hallway Diaries: How To Be Down\Double Act\The Summer She Le • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
How to Salsa in a Sari (Kimani Tru Series) Dona Sarkar • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Jaded (Kimani Tru Series) Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Keysha''s Drama (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Myself and I (Kimani Tru Series) Earl Sewell • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
She Said, She Said (Kimani Tru Series) Celeste O. Norfleet, • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Spin It Like That (Kimani Tru Series) Chandra Sparks Taylor • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Step Up Monica McKayhan • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
The Pact (Kimani Tru: Indigo Summer Series #3) Monica McKayh • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
The Pledge (Kimani Tru Series) Chandra Sparks Taylor • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39

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