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Mrs. Nyenhuis from Muskegon MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Books to Keep Them Reading

Help me give my students more books that they can relate to and will enjoy. Books like "The Hate U Give" and "Dear Martin", I can't even keep on my shelf.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach freshman English in a Title I school in Michigan. Most, if not all, of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. They face challenges and hardships greater than I have ever experienced. Many of my students live in impoverished, low-income, single-parent (usually mom) households.

In spite of the countless challenges my students face outside my classroom, they are learning to become readers and writers.

I want to help them dream, think, question, and grow. As they continue to dream, think, question, and grow, I get the privilege of watching them blossom into amazing young men and women, despite the challenges.

My Project

This school year, I'm taking a different approach. I am having my students read EVERY day for 10-15 minutes. I am finding that they want books they can relate to, books that represent them. I also have students who have requested some books (like the 4th book in the "Shadow House" series).

All of these books either are books that my students have begged for and I can't keep on my shelf or very similar.

Right now, I have three students waiting for a copy of "The Hate You Give" because my three copies are gone. One of them was so irritated that it wasn't in, she told me she wasn't going to read anything---until I gave her a copy of "Dear Martin" and asked her to try it. Now, I can't get her to put "Dear Martin" down!!

It has been amazing for me to watch my students pick up books that donors have helped me provide for them. I have truly enjoyed helping my students find books that they like and then using that to find them more books. These books will help to keep me on the path of growing my students as readers.

Mrs. Nyenhuis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Conspiracy 365 Collection 12 Paperback Books Set (January Thru December) (Conspiracy 365) • Amazon Business $86.99 1 $86.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.84 5 $59.20
Maze Runner Classic X 5 Set • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
The Day Tajon Got Shot • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
AIR • Amazon Business $17.41 2 $34.82
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $15.19 2 $30.38
Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $14.32 2 $28.64
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
The Missing (Shadow House, Book 4) • Amazon Business $8.76 3 $26.28
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 3 $22.20
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58

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