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Mrs. Plata from Paris TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love to Read!

Help me give my students new books for our library to help foster their love of reading!

  • $387 goal

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My Students

I am a librarian at a junior high school that houses 7th & 8th graders at a Title I school in a small town in Texas. About 41% of the children in our county live in poverty. For many of them, school is the one constant in their lives. I strive to maintain an organized, student-centered learning environment. I am starting a Maker Space this year to allow students to have some flexible learning time and stretch their imaginations outside of the classroom.

My students depend on me and each other to help them through their daily lives.

We are a close-knit "family" and are governed by a student-made social contract.

My Project

Our school is a Title I school with 71% economically disadvantaged students. The average age of our library is 2003, with many of our books falling apart. Unfortunately our school budget doesn't allow much room for updating. This project would allow us to fill our library with more up to date books that are relevant to our students. I chose books that are current and interesting to 7th and 8th graders. I also chose new adaptations of classics such as Romeo and Juliet in graphic novel form (my students love graphic novels!).

Thank you for supporting my students and helping grow their love of reading.

Mrs. Plata
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof • Amazon Business $10.94 2 $21.88
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Legacy and the Queen • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Similars • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
The Pretenders (The Similars) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Reverie • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Classics Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Straight On Till Morning: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Conceal, Don't Feel: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale (A Twisted Tale (10)) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55

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