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Mrs. Star from Bunkie LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Panthers Love to Read!

Help me give my students new and diverse books for our classroom library!

  • $506 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are some special young people. They come from various backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. They attend school in the lowest-funded district in the state, ranking 70 out of 70. But guess what? They rank 1 out of 70 in growth! That's right, our students attend school in the top-growing district in the state! This means our students care. They are hard-working, motivated, and driven to succeed. Because of the effort they put in and their determination, they deserve the very best learning environment and teacher.

My Project

My students live in an age where picking up a paperback or hardback book is no longer common or even desired. The allure of a lit screen is often preferred. But there is magic in the smell of a new book, turning its crisp pages, meeting characters that will pull you into an amazing story.

I want my students to have a diverse selection of books to choose from in order that they may fall in love with reading all over again.

I have chosen several different genres, subjects, interests, all in hope of seeing my students wanting to check out a book to read in or out of class. Please help me help them rediscover the joy waiting for them inside the pages!

Mrs. Star
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (Modern Library (Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $33.22 1 $33.22
Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. • Amazon Business $31.16 1 $31.16
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers • Amazon Business $21.61 1 $21.61
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) • Amazon Business $20.65 1 $20.65
Ballparks: A Journey Through the Fields of the Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
The Complete Poetry • Amazon Business $19.32 1 $19.32
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
Becoming • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
MLA Handbook • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul) • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
The Friend: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School: 101 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning for Older Teens • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
I Wrote This For You • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
MLA: The Easy Way! Updated for the 8th Edition • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Magnolia Story • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Mla Guidelines (Quick Study Academic) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
The Diary of A Young Girl (Pocket Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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