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Ms. Russell from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Last Request from Our Room

My students need books beyond my previous orders because they have out-read everything I've have. The unprecedented growth this year is because of the influence of the veteran readers on my newer readers.

  • $967 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students want more. They are driven and determined and the reading they have accomplished this year has only fueled them to reach beyond the books on my shelves. I must restock with books with more depth and complexity because my students have bumped their heads against my book shelf ceiling.

This will be my last project and it is more important than ever that I send my students to their next grades full of words and thoughts and dreams that match their new ambitions, ambitions fueled by books.

In my wildest dreams I never imagined so many of my students would read beyond my last book order. It fits though because in the last year many new authors and established authors have put out new books that are shaping new Young Adult horizons. My students deserve to be part of this movement.

My Project

I feel like crying just writing this. The growth of my students this year has gone beyond anything I ever could have imagined. I'm at a loss for words to describe what it's like to have no idea what to give a 7th grade boy who has already read 15 books and wants another and another and another. Or a 8th grade girl who no longer wants to read about gangs because she's no longer interested in that kind of drama. What do I give an 8th grade boy when he's already read all the books off my shelf? I can't go backwards? They can't read something easier. I must find them more books to last through the next two months. And, let me make this clear, I have no idea what they are capable of finishing in two months, but I don't want a book shelf drought to stand between them and more perspectives, more words, more understanding and more growth.

Ms. Russell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

23 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • Amazon Business $16.19 4 $64.76
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 5 $56.95
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 5 $49.90
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 4 $46.88
The Crossover • Amazon Business $11.51 4 $46.04
Rebound • Amazon Business $11.50 4 $46.00
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 4 $43.16
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
Allegedly • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 3 $36.96
Booked • Amazon Business $11.38 3 $34.14
Perfect Chemistry (A Perfect Chemistry Novel) • Amazon Business $6.37 5 $31.85
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 5 $31.05
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.32 2 $22.64
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 3 $19.11
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez • Amazon Business $7.58 2 $15.16
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $6.63 2 $13.26

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