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Mr. Thompson from Duncanville TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Reading!

My students need modern works of literature they can identify with!

  • $654 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are discovering a love for reading. They are disappearing into their stories, poetry, and nonfiction selections more every day.

Their pleas for five more minutes at the end of our reading time brings a smile to my face and tells me we are on the right track.

I've watched many reluctant readers find a book that clicks with who they are and what they love. I've watched my bookworms branch out into genres they may never have considered.

My goal is not only to let them take the lead in their reading lives but to also help them discover their potential that can stay locked up inside.

My Project

Without a specific school library, my students rely on my classroom library to be full of titles that will fly off the shelves. I allow my students to select their own novels for independent study. I've found that when students find their own reading material they are more likely to develop a love of reading and to keep that going throughout their life.

If I can provide my learners with modern novels, they are more likely to develop their passions and find characters they will identify with.

When students discover that one work that speaks to them, they are more likely to connect with the books and then their studies and schoolwork.

Mr. Thompson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 82 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth / Cabin Fever / The Third Wheel / Hard Luck, No. 5-8 • Amazon Business $37.45 1 $37.45
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $36.40 1 $36.40
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon Business $30.36 1 $30.36
The Secret Series Complete Collection • Amazon Business $26.80 1 $26.80
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $17.81 1 $17.81
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
Pashmina • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Golden Son: Book 2 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series) • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Red Rising • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Booked • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Just One...: Includes Just One Day, Just One Year, and Just One Night • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Morning Star: Book 3 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Love & Gelato • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Trials of Apollo, The Book One The Hidden Oracle • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Stolen Children • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Abduction! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mercury • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Drama • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
A Monster Calls: A Novel (Movie Tie-in): Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
GOAL!: The Dream Begins • Amazon Business $4.17 1 $4.17
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) [Assorted Cover image] • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68

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