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Ms. Wilks from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Lit!

Help me give my students a life-long love of reading by expanding our classroom library to meet their diverse needs!

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the future leaders of America. No doubt about it. I see it every day in my classroom in the way they converse with one another, challenge ideas, and crave knowledge and understanding.

They are ripe for the learning and have enjoyed the opportunity to go back to the basics in books this year.

Students who said they are not readers have found themselves in books or have found escapes. They are inquisitive explorers ready to face tomorrow.

My Project

Every day I get to watch and join my students in disappearing from the world for a few minutes to dive into the worlds of our independent reading books. Students are finding for the first time (or again for a few) a love for reading, but I can't keep all the books they want and love on the shelves. For some students, they are craving graphic novels and Manga, while other students are needing to be pushed by the great philosophers. Still, I have others who just need to find the right book at the right time.

Help expand our classroom library, so we can have a diverse collection of books that functions as mirrors, windows, and doors into a world far bigger than ourselves.

Ms. Wilks
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $55.05 1 $55.05
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $37.89 1 $37.89
The Selection 5-Book Box Set: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $28.58 1 $28.58
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 3--Stardust Crusaders, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Becoming • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Poet X • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
This One Summer • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Swing (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2: Includes vols. 4, 5 & 6 • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Modern Man In Search of a Soul • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Strange New World • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Notes from Underground (Vintage Classics) • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The Idiot • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Carrie • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Federalist Papers (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
Beyond Good and Evil • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3 • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78

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