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Ms. H. from Ewing NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Independent Reading - Growing My Classroom Library

My students need more reading materials for independent reading! They should be able to find stories and characters they can fall in love with, empathize with, and relate to on personal levels.

  • $514 goal

This project expired on June 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are diverse. Some live far more difficult lives than I can imagine, but I grew up in this school and returned to help this community. I care deeply about my students and want the best for them. They become a part of me each day, and I become a part of them. I hear their cries for equity and a chance to do better. However, I know that a school alone (and a school’s budget) can only do so much, which is why I’ve turned to this site. I want to give my students (and they want) better resources, such as books, furniture, and technology, and any donation will be appreciated.

My Project

Students should be able to find characters with whom they can identify; however, in school, students often feel stuck reading about characters with whom they do not connect and stories by long dead authors. I've implemented independent reading in my high school class because I want my kids to find a book they enjoy and know that read doesn't have to be a burden. Since incorporating this, I've found that students enjoy reading more (no, we can't win them all over, but I know I've reached some that may have otherwise never thought they could enjoy a book). My classroom library is large as it has come from my own personal collection and books I buy on my own, but I want it to grow. Having a classroom library and being able to recommend a book to a student without sending them to the library can create a positive relationship and send a powerful message.

Ms. H.
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Akata Warrior • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
You Are Not Here • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Glass Castle: A Memoir • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Three Little Words • AKJ Education $11.96 1 $11.96
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Beloved • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Drown • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Kindred • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
A Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Girl in Translation • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Lolita • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Native Son • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Brave New World • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Into the Wild • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
The Bluest Eye • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
A Big Dose of Lucky • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Stones on a Grave • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $10.26 1 $10.26
The Fire Next Time • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $10.06 1 $10.06
Things Fall Apart: A Novel • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Old Man and the Sea • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Divergent • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Rihanna • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Beyonce • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.46 1 $8.46
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Black Like Me • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Macbeth (Graphic Shakespeare) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Locomotion • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Carrie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Slaughterhouse-Five • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85

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