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Ms. Garcia from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Opening Minds with a Diverse Library

My students need a diverse classroom library including Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set, John Green Box Set and No Fear Shakespeare books to continue growing as readers.

  • $734 goal

This project expired on January 19, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 8th grade class is filled with growing readers who are eager to read. By the end of the year, my students will leave feeling ready for the demands of high school reading.

My school is a high performing, Title I school.

Many receive free and reduced-price lunch, and many rely on my classroom library for their reading material. My students' reading levels do vary, but not their love of reading. It has been challenging to keep up with the demand, and by all means, I am more than up for it! Since I am fortunate to have a block schedule that allows for extended independent reading time and parents who encourage their kids to read at home, the books are passed around and read often. I am continuously searching for engaging and relevant books that will support their growth. The books I have chosen are based on what they have recommended and what I believe will help them move up to the next level of reading.

My Project

Students will use these books for their independent reading, both in class and at home. It will help foster their love of reading and help them find understanding in the world. They will use the books to help them use their imagination, think about their reading, reflect on the strategies they use while reading, and make connections to the book may have to the bigger world.

The donations to this project will help improve classroom become even richer with texts.

Students will have access to a variety of books right in front of them and feel prepared for high school reading. I often tell my students that one of the best ways to become a stronger reader is to read! Your generous donation and support will help them do just that.

Ms. Garcia
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $57.49 1 $57.49
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $25.67 2 $51.34
Divergent Series Ultimate Four-Book Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $40.68 1 $40.68
Matched Trilogy box set • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
The Giver Quartet boxed set • Amazon Business $27.91 1 $27.91
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon Business $26.39 1 $26.39
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $12.15 2 $24.30
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • Amazon Business $24.07 1 $24.07
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.86 2 $21.72
The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $7.60 2 $15.20
Smile • Amazon Business $7.27 2 $14.54
Sisters • Amazon Business $7.06 2 $14.12
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $4.53 3 $13.59
Mockingbird • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Drama • Amazon Business $6.04 2 $12.08
A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $5.65 2 $11.30
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $4.39 2 $8.78
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.22 2 $8.44
The Sky Is Everywhere • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
If I Stay • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83

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