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

Lifelong Reading Starts With Reader Choice

Help me give my students the opportunity to choose from a variety of books they would otherwise not have access to.

  • $655 goal

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My Students

Many people have very fond memories of their first days of school. New school clothes and backpacks filled with brand new school supplies. But this is not the case for most of my students, who often arrive with no school supplies at all on the first day of school.

While my students are excited about learning, highly motivated, and engaged in the learning process, many of them come to school with little to none of the necessary school supplies needed to be successful in high school, as well as in my classroom.

Although my students lack the necessary supplies, this does not change the class expectations. I believe that students do better in a highly engaged active classroom with a lot of interaction from student-to-text, student-to-student, student-to-teacher and student-to-audience.

My Project

I believe that a life-long habit of reading begins with readers having an option in what they read, being presented with opportunities to challenge themselves as readers, and encouragement to make reading part of their daily life. With independent reading as the backbone of my English classroom, these texts will give my students more opportunities to be inspired with a love of books.

My current classroom library is small, but as it continues to grow I see more and more students reaching for books on their own and recommending texts to their friends.

This list of books was developed by both the students and myself as we set out to create our dream library.

These additions will go straight in the hands of learners and continue to serve my students for years to come.

Mr. Cychowski
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 3 $41.97
Children of Blood and Bone • AKJ Education $13.86 3 $41.58
How To Be Happy • Amazon Business $19.85 2 $39.70
Watchmen • Amazon Business $27.45 1 $27.45
Dark Run (Keiko) • Amazon Business $23.16 1 $23.16
Borne: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.20 2 $20.40
Dark Deeds (Keiko) • Amazon Business $19.03 1 $19.03
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $18.13 1 $18.13
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
There There: A novel • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
V for Vendetta • Amazon Business $15.73 1 $15.73
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Golden Son: Book 2 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Red Rising • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Landline: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
No Matter the Wreckage • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Red Rising • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Morning Star: Book 3 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Dark Sky (Keiko) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shooter • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48

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