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Ms. Barganier from Atlanta GA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Instilling the Love of Reading in Inner-City Youth

Help me give my students high-interest novels to instill a love for reading in inner-city youth.

  • $2,034 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

"We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty."

- Mother Teresa

Poverty can be unbelievable, and the stories can seem so unreal. Some of my students never witnessed success in the classroom due to their home environment, and they don't see a future. I tell my students that success starts with them. My students are eager to see what the world can offer them, in the midst of the storm many of them face on a daily basis.

My Project

My students need high-interest novels in order to help with reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. When students relate to stories they read, they comprehend a lot better.

My students need the motivation to want to learn, and once they get it, they will soar.

Watching my students read and not give up is the joy of my day.

Seeing my students want to learn more about the subject they're reading is so special. This donation will take my students to another level academically, socially, and emotionally.

My students are those who've been doubted all their lives. They're the ones who have acted out in class because they didn't want everyone to know they had reading challenges. They're the ones who didn't do homework because they were afraid to ask for help. These students have been passed over most of the life. They all come to me with a deficit. My average reading level is 2nd grade. However, I love teaching this group and watching them grow. This challenge cannot be done using today's outdated textbooks, with characters they cannot relate to. I've had success by bringing in outside resources to teach the same standards just in a way they can relate to themselves. My school is in one of the poorest and highest crime areas in Atlanta.

Ms. Barganier
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Angie Thomas 2-Book Box Set: The Hate U Give and On the Come Up • Amazon Business $20.34 32 $650.88
All American Boys • MahoganyBooks $10.79 32 $345.28
Internment • Amazon Business $10.67 32 $341.44
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $6.98 32 $223.36

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