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Ms. Anderson from Hackettstown NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Modern Reads

Help me give my students a modern and diverse selection of fiction and poetry for a classroom library.

  • $186 goal

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My Students

My students are highly motivated Advanced Placement students in a small, rural high school where funding is limited. They are excited about learning, interested in the exchange of ideas, and want to have exposure to not only the classics of the literary canon, but to contemporary works of literary merit. Furthermore, the AP English Literature exam has been transformed to include works that are not only modern, but that are reflective of racial, gender, and cultural diversity.

We want to rediscover a love of literature through books that are more reflective of who we are as a classroom community.

This donors choice project will allow me to offer them high quality texts that do just that.

My Project

My students begin the year with an activity where they take a picture with their favorite book and then share with the class why this book is so special. Most of these books are from childhood and many report that they no longer enjoy reading because the books they read in school are old and lacking connection to their world today.

I want to offer a more relevant reading experience for students by creating a print-rich classroom filled with contemporary titles and works that are representative of diverse voices in order to spark student interest.

These works will still offer the complexity required of the AP Literature course, but through a modern voice. Ultimately, my hope is to increase student engagement and to increase the amount of student reading by offering more contemporary choices.

Ms. Anderson
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 120 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Red Mountain: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
The Overstory: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Citizen Illegal (BreakBeat Poets) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Counting Descent • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34

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