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Ms. Pierce from Yuma AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mad for Reading

My students need engaging, current young adult novels for our classroom library including The Fault in Our Stars, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Book Thief.

  • $806 goal

This project expired on May 13, 2016.

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom begins with students returning books they have finished reading, and others flocking to our classroom library to see what has been returned, hoping that it is a book they want to read. They are eager to read the newest and latest books that spark their interest.

My students are 7th and 8th graders that come from poverty stricken homes.

Many are English Language Learners and have parents who cannot speak English. Their ability to speak and read English has not impacted their vivaciousness for learning. Several students who only know a little English have gobbled the younger versions of novels we have available. Often, they cannot afford some of the basic necessities to further their learning - such as age appropriate books. Still, many are hungry to read novels that interest them such as the ones requested. They come to class daily hoping their classroom library has been added to and grown. Most of their parents do not place an emphasis on reading at home and therefore, their only chance at reading books is when they come to school and can check a book out from our classroom library.

My Project

These books will be placed in our classroom library and students will be able to check out these novels daily to take home with them. When they are finished reading their book, they check it back in and can select another. They can also use these novels for independent reading in addition to our class novel we are reading and for book reports. Students will be learning vocabulary, worldly knowledge, and enhanced comprehension skills the more books they are able to devour. By discussing their opinions after reading, they can fine tune their speaking and listening skills, as well as perhaps find a recommendation for their next novel to read.

Donations to this project will improve my classroom by helping to make teenagers excited to read again.

Their excitement grows each time new books are added to our classroom library and it is truly heartwarming to see their love of reading grow. If you donate, you will be helping turn a student into a lifelong reader.

Ms. Pierce
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Giver Quartet boxed set • Amazon Business $25.44 1 $25.44
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $23.02 1 $23.02
The Ender Quartet Boxed Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $22.54 1 $22.54
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the • Amazon Business $22.41 1 $22.41
A Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Wicked: The Second Collection: Wicked, Killer, Heartless, Wanted • Amazon Business $20.04 1 $20.04
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) • Amazon Business $19.76 1 $19.76
El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid: Football's Greatest Rivalry • Amazon Business $18.16 1 $18.16
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4) • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
Go Set a Watchman LP: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
This Book Loves You • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Binge • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Flight: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
If I Stay Collection • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World • Amazon Business $10.18 1 $10.18
Neymar The Wizard • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Dorothy Must Die Stories: No Place Like Oz, The Witch Must Burn, The Wizard Returns (Dorothy Must Die Novella) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Speak • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Brian's Winter • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
Dorothy Must Die • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Deep and Dark and Dangerous • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Flying Solo • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The River • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
See You at Harry's • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Flawless • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
The Schwa was Here • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Daniel's Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cristiano Ronaldo: The Inspirational Story of Soccer (Football) Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo Unauthorized Biography, Portugal, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Champions League) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lionel Messi: The Inspirational Story of Soccer (Football) Superstar Lionel Messi (Lionel Messi Unauthorized Biography, Argentina, FC Barcelona, Champions League) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Stargirl • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Go Ask Alice • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Young Reader's Choice Award - Intermediate Division) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22

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