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Mrs. Hollands from Gwinn MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Mercy and Books for Independent Reading

Help me give my students a class set of Just Mercy and copies of novels that they have requested for independent reading.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our English Language Arts classroom. Our high school is tucked in the pines of the beautiful and remote Upper Peninsula. My students are quirky, fun, and high energy. I teach tenth through twelfth graders whose interests range from playing sports to participating in drama camp to showing farm animals at the county fair.

My students inspire me every day with their strength of spirit.

I love how welcoming they are to new students and how being around them feels like being with family.

My Project

My hope is to read a contemporary nonfiction book centered around themes of social justice with my Honors English 11 students. Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight For Justice will challenge our thinking and show us the power of compassion. Author and lawyer Bryan Stevenson gives us glimpses into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and tells us about his efforts to help them fight for freedom.

In addition, I keep a running list of novels requested by my 10th through 12th graders for their independent reading.

Providing books that they want to read is especially important to me because we do not have a functioning school library. My students have a wide variety of reading interests from the classic Gone with the Wind to books by their favorite current writers including John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and poet Ruby Dhal.

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $8.66 22 $190.52
John Green: The Complete Collection Box Set • Amazon Business $36.70 1 $36.70
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $31.41 1 $31.41
Gone with the Wind • Amazon Business $15.27 1 $15.27
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
My Hope For Tomorrow • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Trigger Mechanism (The Camp Valor Series) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Handful of Stars • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Memories Unwound • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Sister's Keeper: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Panic • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Heroine • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Snow Falling • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
13 Little Blue Envelopes • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
The Notebook • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Tool of War (Ship Breaker) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Hate List • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Into the Wild • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Extraordinary Means • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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