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  • $2,113 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Lambley
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Independent Reading Revolution

My students need a variety of young adult novels for their major independent reading project that they will spend all year completing, as well as shelves for the the books.

My Students

On average, only 15% of African-American students and 17% of Hispanic students read at a proficient level in high schools across the country. In a high-need school, students need to see that reading for pleasure has more benefits for them, rather than hours of Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto.

Working in a school with a high diversity rate and low socio-economic status, already puts my students at a major disadvantage compared to other students on the other side of the freeway.

They have a passion for life, and want to succeed, but haven't been given the tools, either at school or at home to make that really successful in regards to literacy.

My Project

What I'm requesting is nearly $2000 in books and shelving for my classroom. The process of getting students excited for literature is to provide titles for them that can pique their interest. If you glance at the wide array of book options I'm requesting, students will see a swath of options from romance, to supernatural, to science fiction, or realistic fiction to memoir. These students that I teach have a wide array of interests, so the books I offer them in my classroom should reflect that. The novels are researched and of high interest to a variety of students at the sophomore level. The shelving provides the necessary storage that just isn't in place at the moment in my classroom.

My students need to see the importance of reading and literacy development in their lives as they begin to head towards college entrance exams, state exams, and other endeavors.

Getting these students to read a relevant book could be the beginning of a love affair that they've never imagined or dreamed.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition - Hardcover • Encyclopedia Britannica $21.56 15 $323.40
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus - Hardcover • Encyclopedia Britannica $17.56 10 $175.60
Unwholly • AKJ Books $13.13 7 $91.91
My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King • AKJ Books $15.26 5 $76.30
Furinno 99736EX 3 Shelf Storage Racks Shelves Cabinet Bookcase Bookshelf Bookshelves, Espresso Finish • Amazon $29.41 2 $58.82
Furinno 99736EX 3 Shelf Storage Racks Shelves Cabinet Bookcase Bookshelf Bookshelves, Espresso Finish • Amazon $28.43 2 $56.86
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Books $13.13 4 $52.52
The Kill Order • AKJ Books $13.13 3 $39.39
Always Running • AKJ Books $11.68 3 $35.04
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War • AKJ Books $10.91 3 $32.73
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • AKJ Books $7.29 4 $29.16
The Crank Trilogy: Crank; Glass; Fallout • Amazon $27.89 1 $27.89
Every Day • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Everfound • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
Everwild Neal Shusterman • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
11/22/63 • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir • AKJ Books $11.68 2 $23.36
The Rose that Grew from Concrete • Amazon $11.34 2 $22.68
Unbreakable: My Story, My Way • Amazon $11.03 2 $22.06
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member • Amazon $10.96 2 $21.92
Unwind (pbk) • AKJ Books $7.29 3 $21.87
The Scorch Trials • AKJ Books $7.29 3 $21.87
The Maze Runner • AKJ Books $7.29 3 $21.87
The Death Cure • AKJ Books $7.29 3 $21.87
Monster • Amazon $6.68 2 $13.36
Sunrise Over Fallujah • Amazon $6.53 1 $6.53
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • Amazon $9.66 2 $19.32
Paper Towns • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Crossed (Matched) • Amazon $8.48 2 $16.96
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, 1) • Amazon $8.48 2 $16.96
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon $8.48 2 $16.96
The Ask and the Answer: Chaos Walking: Book Two • Amazon $8.48 2 $16.96
Monsters of Men: Chaos Walking: Book Three • Amazon $8.48 2 $16.96
Matched • Amazon $8.48 2 $16.96
Feed • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Divergent • Amazon $5.13 2 $10.26
Reached (Matched Trilogy Book 3) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Cut • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Everlost • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Rapture (Fallen) • Amazon $12.78 1 $12.78
The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA • Amazon $12.05 1 $12.05
The End: A Post Apocalyptic Novel • Amazon $11.38 1 $11.38
The Long Road (The New World) (Volume 2) • Amazon $11.35 1 $11.35
Autobiography of a Face • Amazon $10.98 1 $10.98
Slam • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
A Place to Stand Jimmy Santiago Baca • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Do or Die: For the First Time, Members of America''s Most Not • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Silent Wife: A Novel • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
900 Miles: A Zombie Novel • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Nic Sheff • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Torment (Fallen, Book 2) • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Passion (Fallen, Book 3) • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Dreamland • Amazon $8.48 1 $8.48
Lock and Key • Amazon $8.48 1 $8.48
Where Things Come Back • Amazon $8.48 1 $8.48
What Happened to Goodbye • Amazon $8.48 1 $8.48
Bruiser • Amazon $8.18 1 $8.18
Scars • Amazon $7.96 1 $7.96
Every You, Every Me • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl • Amazon $7.38 1 $7.38
Tweaked • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Vegan Virgin Valentine • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Snitch • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Soldier X • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Chameleon Charles R. Smith Jr. • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Fallen • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$1,739.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,795.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$316.88

Total project goal

$2,112.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,112.53

1 Donor

-$2,112.53

Donations toward project cost

-$1,795.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$316.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 125 students.

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