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Mr. Hylton from North Miami FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leaders Are Readers

Help me give my students books to encourage them and help them to become better readers.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My students are largely Haitian immigrants or first generation Americans. They come from low income homes with all of them eligible for free/reduced lunch. They are limited to a school, home routine with little or no opportunities to experience anything outside of those places.

My students have a strong desire to experience things that other children take for granted, like having a tablet, internet, going to a theme park or even a movie.

They want to see that the world is more than what is between the walls of their home and the fences of their school.

My Project

This project will help my students to read more.These are high interest books that they can relate to or can learn from. The book Wonder teaches about choosing kindness, and that is a lesson that I want my students to learn. The Bluford series deals with family and community issues like poverty and school issues like finding the right balance between your personal life and school life.

These books will get even my most reluctant readers to grab a book and dive into its world.

The boys in my class are the more reluctant to read but I have yet to come across one who doesn't like the Captain Underpants series.

Mr. Hylton
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
Henry and Mudge The Complete Collection: Henry and Mudge; Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble; Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps; Henry and Mudge ... under the Yellow Moon, etc. (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $68.36 1 $68.36
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 6 $61.08
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.97 1 $36.97
Treasure Hunters Boxed Set • Amazon Business $30.48 1 $30.48
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 2 $27.66
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.15 1 $12.15
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Treasure Hunters: Secret of the Forbidden City • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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