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Ms. Holbrook from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Put Diverse YA Books on My Shelf!

Help me give my students excellent books to read, like The Hate U Give and I am Not your Perfect Mexican Daughter.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 10th grade English in a large, public urban high school. My school is diverse and so I have students from all walks of life with a wide range of interests. My school is divided into academies, and my students are particularly interested in design and technology. I also have many athletes who have specifically asked for more sports titles.

I have students who love to read and students who haven't yet found the right book.

I'm hoping to meet more of my students' varied interests with these books.

My Project

We make time for independent reading every day in my classroom. While we do have an excellent school library, many students prefer to read the books in my classroom.

Students need compelling, authentic, relevant books to read, and so all English teachers need a robust library in their classrooms.

These books have been recommended by Project LIT and other reviewers as excellent for teen readers.

My ultimate goal as a teacher is to foster a love of reading, and therefore learning, in all my students. The best way to do this is to put excellent books in their hands. Help me!

Ms. Holbrook
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ripper • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Compound • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

Materials cost

$110.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.01

Total project goal

$166.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.71

1 Donor

-$83.36

Donations toward project cost

-$70.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.50

match offer

-$83.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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