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Mr. Nichols from Jefferson GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

JCHS Classroom Library

Help me give my students high interest books for a wide range of interests, cultural backgrounds, and ability levels. I'm hoping to add about 60 books to my classroom library for the 175 students I teach each year.

  • $776 goal

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My Students

Freshman enter high school with budding interests in sports and arts and high social expectations, but most ninth graders come searching for their niche and a place to belong. While I believe literature provides the opportunity to explore big ideas and develop empathy, many students lose their interest in reading as schooling becomes more rigorous than playful in upper grades. I hope to combat this by creating a classroom where students can connect with literature matched with their age and interests.

My Project

My students read independently for ten minutes in class each day. The biggest challenge I face right now is having enough of the right books to put in the hands of my students. We're three months into school and several of my students have read 5-10 books already, and a few special books have generated a word-of-mouth waiting list of eager freshman. But many students haven't found an author or subject they connect with... yet!

I'm looking forward to introducing authors like Walter Dean Myers for students who love sports and books like To All the Boys I've Ever Loved to sway students to turn from Netflix to reading.

With your help, many ninth graders will develop a lifelong understanding of the power of words and stories in our lives.

Mr. Nichols
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Walter Dean Myers (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.77 1 $68.77
Uglies (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $38.88 1 $38.88
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Ready Player One • AKJ Education $11.68 2 $23.36
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Romeo and/or Juliet • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Scythe • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Echo • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Sun Is Also a Star • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One of Us Is Lying • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Tyler Johnson Was Here • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The 57 Bus • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Belles • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Serpent King • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Refugee • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $12.18 1 $12.18
Born to Run A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Cod A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Soul Surfer A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Never Let Me Go • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
A Big Dose of Lucky • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Grasshopper Jungle • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Everything, Everything • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Wintergirls • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The 5th Wave The First Book of the 5th Wave Series • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Impossible Knife of Memory • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ball Don't Lie • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Chocolate War • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Speak • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fever 1793 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Burger Wuss • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89

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