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Mr. Penley from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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  • $311 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing! Even though we live in a city full of violence and money problems, these kids come ready to learn! They take trains, cars, and feet traveling all over the city to get to school, which is so amazing! These kids have more skills than most adults I know! They can map out and maneuver a city that can be crazy at times with ease. I am so excited to be their ambassador! Fighting for them to have the materials they deserve!

My Project

Getting students to read books regularly has been a mission for me for many years! I have learned that not all students like the same books. This is obvious, but my library still doesn't accommodate this. Because of this, I have put together a list of some different books that I like and some that were recommended by some of my students that I have now! I want to a have library that provides good and interesting options for every single student that passes through my class! This is a way to start this journey and I am excited to get more and more students reading!

Mr. Penley
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The First Codex • Amazon Business $22.59 1 $22.59
Dungeons & Dragons Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica (D&D/Magic: The Gathering Adventure Book and Campaign Setting) • Amazon Business $21.13 1 $21.13
The Books of Caledan Trilogy: (An Epic Fantasy Collection: The Tainted Crown, The Brooding Crown, The Shattered Crown) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Becoming • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
The Hive Queen (Wings of Fire, Book 12) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Olympians: Hephaistos: God of Fire • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85

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