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Mrs. Bergemann from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Reading!

My students need novels and non-fiction books that are relevant to their lives to encourage them to become life-long readers.

  • $482 goal

This project expired on May 28, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What would you have given to realize that you are not alone in the world? Many of my students are struggling through life's predicaments and want to not feel like they are not the only one in the world.

My diverse population of urban students come from a variety of family and personal situations.

They attend an urban technical high school that provides great school-to-work job training in trade and technical studies. Students in my classes are either in 9th or 12th grade English.

My Project

My students need 30 engaging books to draw students into reading and help them to make connections to their own lives. All of the books in this project deal with problems and life circumstances that are relevant to today's teens, my students. To broaden their horizons, I have included non-fiction books. Although there are resources available to help students cope with the many challenges they face, these books will give students a chance to read a book and not feel so alone in the world. Please give my students a chance to grow through reading and develop into a healthy member of society. I want students to love reading, so that they become life-long readers.

By having high-interest books readily available in the classroom, students will be encouraged to read.

With your help, students will no longer be able to use "You don't have any good books" as an excuse to not read! This books will contribute to my goal of making avid readers out of my students.

Mrs. Bergemann
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Divergent Series Complete Box Set • Amazon $28.23 1 $28.23
Legend Trilogy Boxed Set • Amazon $27.73 1 $27.73
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon $22.13 1 $22.13
The Maze Runner Trilogy • Amazon $21.73 1 $21.73
My Dirty Dumb Eyes • Amazon $17.95 1 $17.95
Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) • Amazon $13.86 1 $13.86
My Friend Dahmer • Amazon $13.56 1 $13.56
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown • Amazon $13.48 1 $13.48
Level Up • Amazon $13.15 1 $13.15
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • Amazon $13.12 1 $13.12
Anya's Ghost • Amazon $12.61 1 $12.61
Peanut • Amazon $12.60 1 $12.60
Same Difference • Amazon $12.46 1 $12.46
Fangirl • Amazon $11.34 1 $11.34
Safe Harbor: The Lake Trilogy • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
The Lake • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
Troubled Waters: The Lake Trilogy • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
Eleanor & Park • Amazon $10.28 1 $10.28
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy • Amazon $9.32 1 $9.32
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon $9.25 1 $9.25
Out of Breath (The Breathing Series, #3) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Timebound (The Chronos Files) • Amazon $8.97 1 $8.97
A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return (Single Titles) • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Code Name Verity • Amazon $8.54 1 $8.54
If I Stay • Amazon $8.54 1 $8.54
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon $8.11 1 $8.11
Barely Breathing (The Breathing Series, #2) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Reason To Breathe (The Breathing Series, #1) • Amazon $7.41 1 $7.41
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon $5.74 1 $5.74
Paper Towns • Amazon $5.14 1 $5.14

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