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Mr. Kriegsman from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Them Reading - Sequels and Series

My students need sequels and additions to popular book series to keep them motivated in free voluntary reading.

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students have found motivation to read for pleasure in the many popular book series aimed at young adults. They are often disappointed when we do not have the next book. Budget cuts have hindered our ability to keep the collection current and we need to continue to pique their reading interests.

The students at our magnet school are talented in the visual and performing arts, but often have poor academic skills compared to their peers in the suburbs.

Many come from homes without books and their local libraries are commonly closed due to budget cuts, too far away, or in unsafe neighborhoods.

My Project

Studies show that recreational reading improves literacy development, vocabulary, writing skills, and test scores. Free voluntary reading is also connected with college preparedness and success. Students are enthusiastically borrowing books that are a part of a series and establishing a life-long love of reading.

Access to books and motivation to read are sorely lacking in the young people of our district.

We have seen their expressed desire for these books, but budget limitations have not allowed us to build a collection that will bring them back for more. Reading will not only open them up to success in school, college, and career but also open up that special door to the imagination that books hold the key.

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Mr. Kriegsman
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Demon's Covenant (Demon's Lexicon Trilogy Series #2) Sarah Rees Brennan • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Series #1) Cassandra Clare • AKJ BOOKS $11.10 1 $11.10
The Scorch Trials James Dashner • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
Beautiful Darkness Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
Hourglass (Evernight Series #3) Claudia Gray • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
The Genius Wars (Evil Genius Trilogy Series #3) Catherine Jinks, Jill Grinberg • AKJ BOOKS $11.62 1 $11.62
Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely Series #4) Melissa Marr • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy Series #5) Richelle Mead • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Night Star (Immortals Series #5) Alyson Noel • AKJ BOOKS $9.39 1 $9.39
The Final Warning (Maximum Ride Series #4) James Patterson • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
MAX (Maximum Ride Series #5) James Patterson • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
FANG (Maximum Ride Series #6) James Patterson • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
The Fire Eternal (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #4) Chris d'Lacey • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Scorpia (Alex Rider Series #5) Anthony Horowitz • AKJ BOOKS $3.40 1 $3.40
Eagle Strike (Alex Rider Series #4) Anthony Horowitz • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Snakehead (Alex Rider Series #7) Anthony Horowitz • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Enchanted Quest (Faerie Path Series #5) Frewin Jones • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses Series #5) Ellen Schreiber • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses Series #6) Ellen Schreiber • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Love Bites (Vampire Kisses Series #7) Ellen Schreiber • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Gone (Wake Trilogy Series #3) Lisa McMann • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #10) Louise Rennison • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Leviathan Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #1) Chris d'Lacey • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The First Codex Michael Scott • AKJ BOOKS $19.80 1 $19.80

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