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Mrs. Atkins from Lexington KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year, New Books!

My students need high-interest books to pique their interest and motivate them to read!

  • $271 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! They work hard and try their best, even with limited resources. Although our school has a population that usually receives about 51% free or reduced-price lunch, teachers in our building strive to make sure all students have an equal opportunity to learn and reach their goals, no matter their socioeconomic status.

I spend my days with 130 7th graders of different races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

My job as a teacher is to make sure they have the same opportunities and an equal playing field to ensure their success! We develop a community of learners by living our school motto on a daily basis: "Work Hard, Play Fair, and Take Care of Each Other."

My Project

Research shows that reading is the single best way to improve a child's academic skills. As you can imagine, convincing young teenagers to read can be a challenge. Having books available that my students find interesting is the key to getting even the most resistant readers to become lost in the world of books. All the book titles I have asked for in this project have been specifically requested by our students.

Mustangs who read, succeed!

At my school, we encourage students to carry an independent reading book at all times. In reality, not all students bring books to class because some of them cannot obtain reading materials outside of the school building. Supporting this project for my classroom will ensure that I can provide my students with engaging and challenging reading materials!

Mrs. Atkins
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michael Vey Complete Collection Books 1-7: Michael Vey; Michael Vey 2; Michael Vey 3; Michael Vey 4; Michael Vey 5; Michael Vey 6; Michael Vey 7 • Amazon Business $45.64 1 $45.64
The Final Mother-Daughter Book Club Collection: The Mother-Daughter Book Club; Much Ado About Anne; Dear Pen Pal; Pies & Prejudice; Home for the Holidays; Wish You Were Eyre; Mother-Daughter Book Camp • Amazon Business $30.44 1 $30.44
Theodore Boone Box Set (Kid Lawyer / The Abduction / The Accused / The Activist) • Amazon Business $22.37 1 $22.37
The Thing About Leftovers • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The Lions of Little Rock • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Brooklyn Nine • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Soar • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job (Willo Davis Roberts Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Girl with the Silver Eyes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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