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Mrs. S from Indio CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring a Love for Reading One Book at a Time!

Help me give my students high-interest reading material like The Crossover, Crank, Before I Let Go, and other books for high school students, including some English learners.

  • $266 goal

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My Students

My amazing students are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at a continuation high school in Southern California. Many of our students are English Learners, and the majority of our students come from low-income households.

Each student comes to our school with his or her own story to tell, and if they can be inspired by the stories of others, they may be more likely to use their own life experiences to inspire change and re-write their life stories.

A couple years ago, I had a 12th grade student whose reading abilities were significantly below his grade level. When I gave him choice for a book to read for a class project, he was so proud of himself when he finished his first novel ever! I want all of my students to experience that joy and pride when they finish a novel and discover their own love for reading.

My Project

These books, The Crossover, Crank, Before I Let Go, and other books will capture the interest of my high school students, some of whom have never read a novel cover to cover. I teach at a continuation high school in Southern California, and I want to encourage my students to develop confidence as readers, as well as find education meaningful and engaging, beginning with inspiring a love for reading.

A love for reading inspires a love for learning; I have carefully selected the books that my students would enjoy reading the most.

Students will be provided with choices to match their interests during the independent reading time, which is essential for developing a love for reading.

Students will gain confidence in their reading abilities through grade-level novels in a variety of genres to spark the curiosity of even the most reluctant readers. I want to help them redefine their passion for learning through reading high-interest books of choice that will be on display throughout my classroom in various locations, including a book buffet, where students sample different books and decide which titles best meet their reading tastes!

Mrs. S
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Turtles All the Way Down (Random House Large Print) • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Before I Let Go • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
13 Minutes: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Far From You • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
Crank • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
As I Descended • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Last Man Out • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18

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