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Mr. Music from Billings MT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspire Young Readers

Help me give my students some young adult current fiction in order to promote literacy.

  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a high school in Billings, Montana. Although Montana is almost entirely rural, my school is located in the center of Montana's largest town.

The students here are often dismissed or overlooked, but they are academics, artists, and leaders.

Every time I walk through the halls I see those who are in need of being helped, those who are lost being led, and those who want more finding opportunities. These kids rarely get the best, but they deserve it.

My Project

The students I see throughout the day are fatigued by the pressures of curriculum. The books we read in class teach valuable lessons, but students struggle to see themselves in them.

New books with modern characters facing uniquely modern problems would go a long way in combating the ever-mounting dislike for reading that my students and I combat on a daily basis.

The books on this list are novels that I have curated that deal with modern struggles.

Students can learn to love reading by seeing themselves in the protagonists. Representation is powerful, and allowing students the latitude to share in experiences will broaden their love for reading.

Mr. Music
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Internment • Amazon Business $13.75 2 $27.50
One of Us Is Lying • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 2 $23.36
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Education $10.95 2 $21.90
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $10.43 2 $20.86
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $9.31 2 $18.62
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $8.65 2 $17.30
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 2 $17.16
Monster • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $7.77 2 $15.54
Speak • Amazon Business $7.74 2 $15.48
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 2 $15.38
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Feed • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $6.94 2 $13.88
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $5.07 2 $10.14

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