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Ms. Dieckmann from Harrisburg MO is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Build a Library, They Will Read!

My students need (even more) high interest, diverse books to meet their growing appetites for independent reading!

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students in our low-income, rural community are fun-loving, sweet, yet some of them struggle with engagement, especially when it involves traditional subjects or conventional approaches to education.

My students of wildly differing abilities thrive when they can collaborate on engaging activities, especially when I provide a teen-friendly environment for them to explore!

They love to laugh and move and think together, especially when I can show them the joy in learning academic subjects! School may not always be their natural, primary focus, but they are bright, confident, caring and excited to try new endeavors, especially when I can connect literacy to their lives in the real world. What can I say? I love them!

My Project

My students could not have been more thrilled when they opened three boxes of new books we got through a Donors Choose project a few months back. They've been reading avidly and with aplomb ever since and, my favorite part, recommending their books to others, including friends and family members.

I promised my students more high interest, young adult books that span broader genres and wider reading abilities than we currently have in our classroom library.

With the books we've requested, the students can continue their reading journey. My goal for them is to increase their appreciation for pleasure reading and make it a lifelong habit. The books we've requested are ones my students have asked about and indicated high interest for, though they are difficult to get at the local library and the school library does not have them.

When this project is fulfilled, my collection will be nearly complete: full of diverse titles that appeal to every kind of reader represented in my English classes, available for years to come.

Ms. Dieckmann
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
The Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom • Amazon Business $26.58 1 $26.58
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Genuine Fraud • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
The Black Witch: An Epic Fantasy Novel (The Black Witch Chronicles) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Warcross • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
All Rights Reserved: A New YA Science Fiction Book (Word$) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
When It's Real • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
This Raging Light • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Famous by Default • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Losers Take All: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Made You Up • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
Carry On • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
If I Stay • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Calico Joe: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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