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Mr. Fox from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lit Circles Empower Young Readers

My students need 30 great books including both high-interest and graphic novels.

  • $576 goal

This project expired on April 18, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to read. Even the struggling readers get excited when we have time for silent reading! To help them continue their love and develop life-long reading skills, I need to keep providing them with great books to quench their thirst for reading material.

I teach in an amazing urban public middle school.

My school draws from a great mix of students. There is a wealth of ethnic, religious,and economic diversity in our school. I teach a 6th grade core class; this means I get to spend the bulk of my day with the same 32 students as we develop and learn during what is arguably the most awkward year of school.

My Project

My school doesn't have a lot of money for "extras". This means most of the titles in the library are old and irrelevant to today's teens. I've been slowly building a teen-friendly classroom library over the years and now have a pretty good collection of great Young Adult Fiction that can be read and shared with friends. The books I'm requesting are books that kids LOVE to read because they are fun and well-written. I can't wait to let my students get their hands on these books.

Research proves that student who read a book of choice at least 20 minutes per day do better not just in school but in life.

Reading creates ideas and inspires critical thinking in ways that are empowering. Your donation to this project will give my students a chance to fully realize their potential to become the amazing adults they know they can be.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Speaker for the Dead (Ender Wiggin Series #2) Orson Scott Card, Orson Scott Card (Introduction) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice Series #1) John Flanagan • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Dark Knights and Dingy Castles (Horrible Histories Series) Terry Deary, Philip Reeve (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Laika (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Nick Abadzis, Hilary Sycamore (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $23.21 2 $46.42
The Color of Earth, Vol. 1 Dong Hwa Kim • AKJ BOOKS $13.76 1 $13.76
Warriors Manga Box Set: Graystripe's Adventure (Warriors Series) Erin Hunter, James Barry (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Adventures of Tintin: (Adventures of Tintin Series: Three-In-One #1), Vol. 1 Herg , Herg&#xe9, Michael Turner (Translator), Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.98 1 $12.98
Adventures of Tintin: (Adventures of Tintin Series: Three-In-One #4), Vol. 4 Herg , Henge, Herg&#xe9, Michael Turner (Translator), Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.98 1 $12.98
Adventures of Tintin: (Adventures of Tintin Series: Three-In-One #3), Vol. 3 Herg , Herg&#xe9, Michael Turner (Translator), Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.98 1 $12.98
Adventures of Tintin: (Adventures of Tintin Series: Three-In-One #6), Vol. 6 Herg , Herg&#xe9 • AKJ BOOKS $16.13 1 $16.13
Trickster: Native American Tales Matt Dembicki • AKJ BOOKS $15.55 1 $15.55
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation Ray Bradbury, Tim Hamilton (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.37 1 $11.37
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith, Cliff Richards (Illustrator), Adapted by Tony Lee • AKJ BOOKS $10.25 1 $10.25
Metamorphosis Franz Kafka, Peter Kuper (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.82 1 $7.82
A People's History of American Empire Howard Zinn, Paul Buhle, Mike Konopacki • AKJ BOOKS $12.77 1 $12.77
The Invisible Man (Papercutz Classics Illustrated Series) H. G. Wells, Rick Geary (Illustrator), Adapted by Rick Geary • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
Fatal Bullet the Assassination of President Garfield, Vol. 4 Rick Geary • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
Graphic Classics: Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle, Tom Pomplun (Editor), Rick Geary (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $17.67 1 $17.67
The Color of Heaven, Vol. 3 Kim Dong Hwa, Lauren Na (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
The Color of Water, Vol. 2 Kim Dong Hwa, Lauren Na (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $13.76 1 $13.76
Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo Series #3) D. M. Cornish • AKJ BOOKS $13.67 1 $13.67
Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo Series #2) D. M. Cornish • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51
Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence Marion Dane Bauer, Beck Underwood (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Mister Monday (Keys to the Kingdom Series #1), Vol. 1 Garth Nix • AKJ BOOKS $15.73 1 $15.73
The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus Series #4) Jonathan Stroud • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $16.15 1 $16.15
Princess in the Spotlight (Princess Diaries Series #2), Vol. 2 Meg Cabot • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Refresh, Refresh Danica Novgorodoff, Benjamin Percy, James Ponsoldt • AKJ BOOKS $14.61 1 $14.61
Nation Terry Pratchett • AKJ BOOKS $16.82 1 $16.82
The Madman of Venice Sophie Masson • AKJ BOOKS $17.94 4 $71.76

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