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Ms. Thomas from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books, Stronger Readers

My students need more books in the classroom library! I want to meet current student interests by adding these new books to our library.

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a neighborhood that has changed dramatically over the past ten years. We have a mix of middle-class students and international students who have recently immigrated to the United States.

My students speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, Karin, Amharic, and German.

They care about the world around them and struggle with making sense of current events and world history. Our classroom is a community where students are known, safe, heard and cared for, and I hope you will join me in building them up.

My Project

Many students lose their love of reading in middle school, and others have rarely found books they want to finish. I hope to have a classroom library that meets the varied interests and reading levels of my students so that each student finds a book that they can't put down.

All students deserve to see themselves as readers.

Building reading stamina is crucial for career and college success. Books are both mirrors and windows, providing reflections and new opportunities to see the world. Please help me support their exploration by adding new titles, with an emphasis on biographies, memoirs and nonfiction books to reach more students.

Ms. Thomas
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) • Amazon Business $20.69 1 $20.69
In The Time Of The Butterflies (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $19.67 1 $19.67
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
You Go First • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Rad Women) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Journey of Little Charlie • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Spirit Hunters • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Four Perfect Pebbles:: A Holocaust Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
The Song From Somewhere Else • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High • Amazon Business $2.80 1 $2.80

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