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

Introducing Global Perspectives, One Book at a Time

Help me give my students 23 new, high-interest, diverse, independent reading books to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, and become lifelong readers.

  • $311 goal

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My Students

My middle school students are eager to find "their" book. When we do an activity each semester in class called a Book Tasting, they excitedly race to the bookshelves to discover something that calls to them before the timer goes off. As they flip through the books in the genre bins they enthusiastically glance at the covers and hope to find something new and relateable. Even my students who self-proclaim that they are not interested in reading fully participate in this activity and ask me for recommendations on a "good book".

51% of our school's students are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

For a majority of my students, their only access to books is through my classroom library. We hope to be able to fill our classroom library with new and engaging books through your donation. The books selected were either personally requested by my students or chosen to reflect our 53% Hispanic or Latino demographic.

My Project

When I started teaching at my school, I inherited a library full of tattered, outdated books. Since then, I have been slowly transforming our classroom library into a collection of new, relateable, and culturally eye-opening novels. My students look to my classroom bookshelves and yearn for inspiration, to travel to another world, or to see a mirror of themselves in a book.

Teachers should fill the hands of students with engaging books that provide them with an opportunity to relate to others, explore issues, and develop their identities through the experience of others.

My project will give students access to engaging and relevant books. Students will use these books weekly, as they are required to read a book of their choice in class and for homework. Through the generous donation of donors, we can help create a lifelong love of reading, allow students to see mirrors of themselves in their independently selected books, and continue to develop crucial comprehension skills, vocabulary, and an awareness of the world around them.

Mrs. Haggmark
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Midnight Without a Moon • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Line Tender • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Rooting for Rafael Rosales • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lost Boys • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Escape from Aleppo • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Heart of a Samurai • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Crossing the Wire • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jumbies (The Jumbies) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Allie, First at Last: A Wish Novel • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Only Road • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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