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Mr. Rivera from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Power Up Family Literacy with a Kindle and Great Books

Help me give my students a Kindle and NYPL's 2019 Best Books for Teens to power family literacy!

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from all over our city. Some of our students are in all AP classes while some are in self-contained special needs​ classes. Students come to our school for a variety of reasons... the rich offering of athletics and after-school activities, the medical academy, college preparation activities and a variety of clubs and teams. The library is one place where many of them come together. Our students reflect the rainbow of identities of the city. We hope that our collection and offerings can help reflect this rainbow.

My Project

I'd like to make family literacy night part of the next family to promote digital literacy and the New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens 2019 and other services. At our family literacy night, parents could learn about digital resources that are available for free to all New York State residents as well as great reading lists to encourage students to read for fun. Students are pushed to read challenging books in school, but independent reading acts an extra and empowering sauce to the mix.

Fire up our Family Literacy Night by providing a Kindle and physical books as incentives that families and students can actually take home to power up digital and verbal literacy in the home.

In addition to demonstrating digital resources, I will be inviting the New York Public library to discuss the various programs that can make a big difference to parents and families. In addition to literacy programs, the New York Public Library offers technology and career training, as well as citizenship preparation. A successful Family Literacy Night can have powerful ripple effects beyond one night.

This project is also a part of promoting book ownership. Our families need books at home that they can own, share, and create a reading identity. As Miller explains in "Game Changer!: Book Access for All Kids," a National Trust Survey showed "a strong connection between students' book ownership and their reading ability and motivation."

According to Miller students who own books read more frequently and for longer, are more interested in reading, read more diversely, and have more post-education success. Help our students be game changers by giving them more access to great new books to keep and read.

Mr. Rivera
Grades 9-12
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire HD 8 Tablet (8" HD Display, 16 GB) - Black • Amazon Business $71.99 1 $71.99
We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide • Amazon Business $19.39 1 $19.39
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
X-Men: Grand Design • Amazon Business $15.68 1 $15.68
Grand Theft Horse • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
Devils Unto Dust • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Her Royal Highness (Royals) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Pride • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Alice: From Dream to Dream • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Supergirl: Being Super • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Analee, in Real Life • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Heretics Anonymous • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Finding Yvonne • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Bride Was a Boy • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Fence Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Way You Make Me Feel • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Skyward Volume 1: My Low-G Life • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
Undead Girl Gang • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Isola Volume 1 • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69

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