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Mrs. Mihalicz from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Library For Lifelong Readers

Help me give my students the gift of these books which will pique their interest and encourage them to become lifelong readers.

  • $546 goal

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My Students

Sadly, my students typically do not enjoy reading. Consequently, they are not strong readers. My hope is that these books will encourage my reluctant readers to find joy in reading for pleasure. My kids come to our alternative high school campus for a new start and to focus on their dream of graduating high school.

My students get a second chance when they join my class.

They get a second chance to graduate, to feel supported, to succeed. We transform lives on my campus. Kids come to us academically behind their peers, with low self esteem regarding their academic abilities. They leave our school confident, accomplished, and deservedly proud of overcoming obstacles and achieving their goal of graduation.

My Project

Reading feels like torture for my kids. They do it only to pass tests. They have never known the pleasure of escaping into the world of a new book. They have rarely travelled to another country or universe by jumping into the pages of a cleverly-written novel. I want to transform my students’ attitudes toward reading by opening their world to high quality, interesting novels. I want to widen their perspectives and open the world to them.

I believe that it just takes one “good” book to create a lifelong reader.

Once my kids get hooked on reading, their skills and confidence levels will skyrocket. The gift of books and reading is life-changing for my precious students.

Mrs. Mihalicz
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
True Life: I Write YA Nonfiction (11 books) • AKJ Education $148.64 1 $148.64
Family Matters (12 books) • AKJ Education $140.92 1 $140.92
Activating Empathy (10 books) • AKJ Education $111.82 1 $111.82
Bluford Series (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $26.00 1 $26.00

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