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Ms. Lyles from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Novels Galore

Help me give my students a one-way ticket to the world by supplying them with the books that align to their interests and help them learn about the world.

  • $963 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is the first year that our high school is fully built out and this will be our first year of having not only a graduating class, but a class graduating from our new IB curriculum. All of our students from 9th grade-12th grade are working so hard every day learning rigorous content and continuing to build the culture of a college preparatory campus.

They a deserve a fully built out library to match their recently built out school.

A school library is a place to study, engage in choice literature, and conduct college level research.Funding this project will help our campus achieve our goal of have sixteen texts for every one scholar, a ratio that will ensure we have the resources necessary to support every scholar's desire to read or research the topics of their choosing.

My Project

Your assistance will help my campus grow our every-increasing library collection. With every book added, a scholar has that much higher of a chance of finding the book that will make them fall in love with reading or discovering the topic that will lead to a lifelong love of exploration. The IB curriculum requires an exploration of various topics.

A school library should be a place for scholars to learn, think, and grow.

By adding more diverse books to our collection we can continue to encourage scholars to explore the power of language and to think critically about the world around them.

Ms. Lyles
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Gatsby • Amazon Business $9.89 36 $356.04
Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam • Amazon Business $16.87 1 $16.87
Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
Apollo • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Internment • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Pride • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
X: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Starfish • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer (1)) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
American Street • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Abbott • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Bloom • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Watch Us Rise • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Out of Darkness • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Passion of Dolssa • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Genius of Birds • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Invictus • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

Materials cost

$776.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$818.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.40

Total project goal

$962.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$962.65

2 Donors

-$962.65

Donations toward project cost

-$818.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$144.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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