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Mrs. Bruck from Bethlehem PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep My Library Growing!

My students need additional high-interest, diverse books to keep them reading!

  • $445 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in tenth and eleventh grades, and have a passion for the arts. Our public charter school gives students the opportunity to spend half of their day in one of the following majors: Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Figure Skating, Instrumental Music, and Vocal. The other half of their day is in academic classes, including my English class.

We are a public charter school, and auditions to our school are academically blind - students are accepted solely based on artistic audition, and as such, we have students of all academic levels, just like a traditional public school.

Our students are passionate about their arts and this passion transfers to their academic classes. We are ranked as the #1 best high school for the Arts in the state of Pennsylvania (, and are ranked as the top performer in our region on the state English assessment and have received the designations as a Title I Reward School: High Achievement two years in a row.

My Project

In my English class, students show great interest in reading when I can provide high-interest books; however, without a school library, this has been a project of the classroom teachers. (Project photo is of our current "library.") While we attempt to find books as best we can for our students, cost is a limiting factor - as a public charter school, we receive a fraction of the funding that a traditional public school receives and often have to rely on support from outside organizations and funding.

Many of my stronger readers will obtain books that interest them on their own, however, most of my struggling readers don’t even know where to begin.

Having these books readily available for the students would allow them to fully embrace our independent reading initiative that has been limited due to a lack of books.

Mrs. Bruck
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $31.87 1 $31.87
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story (Alex & Eliza) • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 2 $25.92
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $11.68 2 $23.36
The Crossover • Amazon Business $11.51 2 $23.02
Booked • Amazon Business $11.38 2 $22.76
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.32 2 $22.64
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Full Cicada Moon • Amazon Business $5.96 2 $11.92

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