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Ms. Munafo from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books for A New Year

My students need a variety of new books, both fiction and non-fiction, English, Spanish, and bilingual, to support independent reading this year.

  • $195 goal

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My Students

Whenever I tell people I teach middle school, the first reaction is usually something like "How can you stand it?" or "Wow, that must be tough!" with the occasional "Oh, God bless you!" thrown in. I used to feel the same way until I met my first group of seventh and eighth graders. They are the best! Yeah, sometimes the hormones go into overdrive, but my students are hysterically fun, have a great desire to learn, and are old enough to understand and discuss interesting topics.

This year, I've changed schools, and I look forward to building a space where my new students feel safe and challenged to become their best selves!

While my students don't all share the same culture, most share an economic status. All of our student body receives free breakfast and lunch. Despite all of the challenges that they face, my students come to school willing and eager to learn. They have great plans, hopes, and dreams for the future. They are funny and bright, and I consider myself lucky to be their teacher.

My Project

You know that great feeling you have when you are the first to use something brand new? It can be something as big as a new car, or as simple as new pen taken from the package. There is something special about being the first to use something. This includes being the first person to read a new book, to open the pages and feel the slight resistance of the spine as you are the first to turn its pages.

New books connect that special feeling with reading - something pristine and new that can transport you anywhere with the turn of a page.

This school year, I would like to give all of my students the opportunity to experience the thrill of a new book. I have a classroom library where there are books available to all, but many are well loved. They have enthralled and entranced multiple years of readers, and while the magic is still in the story, they look a little worse for wear. A box of new books could really refresh our classroom library and invigorate my independent readers.

I have chosen the books in this project with purpose. They include classroom-favorite graphic novels, middle-grades non-fiction, popular realistic fiction, and books in Spanish to support my readers who are still learning English. These books will spread the magic of new books to many readers within my classroom. Thank you for your support!

Ms. Munafo
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Front Desk • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
The Book of Unknown Americans • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Making Friends • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
All Summer Long • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Supernova (Amulet #8) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
El Soñador: (Spanish language edition of The Dreamer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Gaby, Lost and Found: A Wish Novel • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25

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