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Mr. Hudd
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Introducing the Classics

Help me give my students the opportunity to read classic works of literature. My students lack the chance to read books that challenge their lexile levels.

My Students

I teach at a high poverty school in an immigrant community. We are a college prep charter school, and our students care very much about making academic progress. In a recent meeting, we looked at the history of reading levels at our schools.

The majority of the students in second grade (nearly 75%) are "far below basic" in reading level, but that curve slowly moves, and by the time they graduate, 75% are proficient or advanced.

This happens consistently over time because our preK-12 school puts an intense emphasis on reading.

My Project

Our classroom is currently stocked with low lexile works of fiction. While these books have been great at getting our students interested in reading, our higher level readers are not being challenged enough. Nearly 100% of our student body is Hispanic and low income, yet our library is filled with white male authors.

Our students need challenging books to expose them to the world

I'm hoping to fill the library with books that stand the test of time. I want my students to be well read and caught up with what the rest of the world has read. Help my students break the glass ceiling of achievement and start to bridge the gap between our minority learners and middle class America.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Series Of Unfortunate Events Collection 13 Books Set Pack • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
My First Summer In The Sierra (Legacy Edition): Classic Explorations Of The Yosemite And California Mountains (The Doublebit John Muir Collection) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Light in August • Amazon Business $10.59 2 $21.18
Ritchie Valens: The First Latino Rocker • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Everything Is Illuminated / Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
Long Walk to Freedom: With Connections (HRW Library) • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
1776 • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Lonesome Dove: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
The Ninety-Five Theses and Other Writings • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Little Women • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Good Earth. • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Jane Eyre • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and Other Stories (with an Introduction by Charles Addison Dawson) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Walden • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Robinson Crusoe • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Pride and Prejudice • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Black Like Me • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sense and Sensibility • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Room of One's Own • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gulliver's Travels • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Tell-Tale Heart & Other Tales • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75

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This project will reach 300 students.

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