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Mr. Reynolds from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Crave These Books!

My students need a list of books and graphic novels that they specifically requested!

  • $390 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderful, intelligent and hard working group of young men and women who never cease to impress me.

Many of them came our school fleeing hardship.

Almost half the students are Haitian and came to Orlando following the earthquake that devastated the country in 2010. Most of the Hispanic students that make up the other 47.9% of the school were born in Puerto Rico and came here due to PR's economic crisis. As a result, you are just as likely to hear Spanish or Haitian Creole spoken in the hallways as English.

Although many of my students struggle with the language barrier, they embrace our creed and are committed to getting their reading levels up through daily independent reading.

My Project

The difference between success and struggle in high school, college and beyond is a student's reading level. Although numerous studies have shown that the best way to increase reading level is to simply read as much as possible, my district's curriculum focuses on dissecting short excerpts in an effort to improve students' analytical skills.

The only way for students to have meaningful, extended reading practice is to have them read at home; which means giving them books that they're excited to read on their own!

For this project, students were given the opportunity to browse for books on Amazon. After some discussion and debate, the students settled on a final list that most of them were interested in reading.

Included are critically acclaimed stories, additional books in series that they love like "Jedi Academy" and "Big Nate" and--what I'm most excited about--graphic novel adaptations of popular young adult series. The goal is that after they finish the graphic novels they'll want to find out what happens next, which will lead them to reading the actual novels.

Best of all, these are books they can't wait to read! They crave these books!

Mr. Reynolds
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 144 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ms. Marvel Omnibus Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $46.37 1 $46.37
The Massive Library Edition Volume 1 • Amazon Business $27.66 1 $27.66
Vision (The Vision) • Amazon Business $25.46 1 $25.46
Hawkeye, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $23.54 1 $23.54
Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 1 • Amazon Business $22.76 1 $22.76
Cirque Du Freak: The Manga, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Daniel X: Alien Hunter: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Stormbreaker: the Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
A New Class (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Vampire Academy • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
The Manga • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Friends with Boys • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Through the Woods • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends? • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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