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Mrs. Yasui from Hood River OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Read Books!

Help me give my students a flood of new books! Each year I try to expand my classroom library based on what the students want to read. When given a choice, reading becomes a pleasure.

  • $470 goal

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My Students

Do you remember reading a book that changed your perspective? Inspired you? Made you become a reader?

Our school has almost 14% of students who are migrant, and 53% are on free and reduced lunch programs.

Our population is 48% Caucasian, 47% Hispanic, 1.5% Native American and 1% African American/Pacific Islander.

In my classes this year, have a mix of reluctant readers, struggling readers and voracious, enthusiastic readers. From a student who recently finished an inspiring book: "This book is one of the most inspiring ones I've ever read. It truly made me think back about my life and how I have not pushed myself to my full potential. This book made me realize that anything is possible, but most importantly, is that I realized that I matter."

My Project

When students are involved in their learning, exciting things happen in their literacy. Once students reach high school, many of them have developed a distaste for reading because they never had much choice.

I asked my students what they wanted to read, and they did not disappoint me with their shock and enthusiasm at being included in the shopping process.

They provided me with an extensive list of titles, authors, and genres to fill our dwindling shelves.

I want to keep this flood of books going until every student who walks into my room can feel like there's something for them to read that will make them excited and engaged.

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
The Darkest Minds Series Boxed Set [4-Book Paperback Boxed Set] (A Darkest Minds Novel) • Amazon Business $25.33 1 $25.33
Surf Is Where You Find It • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Six Scary Stories • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Ed Sheeran: A+ The Unauthorized Biography • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
#MurderTrending • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
the princess saves herself in this one • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The One and Only (The ELI Chronicles) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Martian • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
I Am Princess X • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Honestly Ben • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Shadows of Self: A Mistborn Novel • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
The Bands of Mourning: A Mistborn Novel • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
I Am the Weapon (Unknown Assassin series, Book 1) - (Previously Titled, Boy Nobody)(Covers may be either Title) • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
I Am the Mission (The Unknown Assassin) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
I Am the Traitor (Unknown Assassin) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14
And Then There Were None • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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