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Mr. Reynolds from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students WANT to Read These Books!

My students need books they WANT to read! This list was created by my students, and spans everything from books on drawing and video games, young adult novels, graphic novels and manga!

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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 to 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 are Puerto Rican and came to Orlando due to PR's economic crisis and the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. 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. It's an eclectic mix of non-fiction books that teach about drawing and video games, young adult novels they're interested in and--of course--graphic novels and manga based on their favorite superheroes and anime shows.

They WANT to read these books!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition 2 • Amazon Business $36.27 1 $36.27
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $28.32 1 $28.32
Fairy Tail Master's Edition Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $27.86 1 $27.86
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Book 2 • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Draw With Jazza - Creating Characters: Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG Edition) • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Fortnite Battle Royale: Ultimate Guide - Go from n00b to pro in less than 3 days! • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
No Game No Life, Vol. 1 - light novel • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
This Book Loves You • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Milk and Honey • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Child of Aokigahara • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67

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