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Ms. Michalek from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Popular Books Make Passionate Students

Help me give my students new and exciting books to feed their love of reading!

  • $205 goal

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My Students

Our middle school is in a low-income, urban setting. Students come from diverse backgrounds. We have many English Language Learners and special needs students. This is just part of what makes our school so special.

My favorite thing about my students is how eager they are to learn.

School is a safe space where they can explore their potential. My job is to teach students to read and write but they do so much more when they walk through that door. They collaborate, they struggle, and they learn that with hard work they can grow as students and people.

My Project

Pop quiz: How do you get kids to read? The answer is that you have to give them books they WANT to read. With so many fantastic young adult books on the market there is no excuse to not read.

A well-stocked classroom library is the best way to create passionate readers.

Students need to have access to books that fit their interests and their reading abilities. I truly believe everybody is a reader but they need to find the right books first. Middle schoolers love new things so whenever new books are added to the classroom library they are excited to read them.

Help increase my students' love of reading by building our classroom library to better meet their needs!

Ms. Michalek
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters 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
Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
How Things Work: Discover Secrets and Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercraft, Robotics, and Everything in Between (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $16.31 1 $16.31
Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Ten • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Midnight Star (The Young Elites) • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Recovery Road • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
180 Seconds • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Young Elites • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Warcross • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
The Rose Society (The Young Elites) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60

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