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Ms. Pelletier from Surprise AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ravenous Readers in Need of Novels

Help me give my students the ability to travel through space and time.

  • $873 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching some of the brightest and most creative minds I’ve ever met. They amaze me daily with their abilities to think outside the box and come up with creative pieces to show off their knowledge. My students range in age from 15-19. Their interests range from comic book heroes to true crime detectives and everything in between.

They have a hunger for learning and crave relevant, high level engagement texts to sink their teeth into but don’t have the means to do this on their own.

This project will expose them to a variety of texts and allow me to differentiate the texts they read by their interests.

My Project

I want to be able to give my current and future students access to relevant and rigorous texts that relate their interests and challenge them to think beyond their current world views. Currently, the few class sets available on my campus are either extremely outdated or are currently being taught by the lower grade levels. They need to be invested in the novels they read in class and be able to make real-life connections! These books will help me to do just that- engage my students and hopefully turn them into life long readers.

Most of my students have not traveled outside the state but I want to be able to show them that with a good book you can travel the world and immerse yourself into different cultures, lives, experiences, and even worlds.

I will use these novels to show students these worlds beyond what they've imagined and allow them to realize the right book in their hands makes them unstoppable.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 6 $70.08
March: Book One • Amazon Business $10.26 6 $61.56
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $7.98 6 $47.88
The Silence of Our Friends • Amazon Business $7.98 6 $47.88
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $7.92 6 $47.52
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $7.49 6 $44.94
Drowned City • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
American Street • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
Speak • AKJ Education $6.14 6 $36.84
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $5.59 6 $33.54
The City of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.29 6 $31.74

Materials cost

$654.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$741.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.86

Total project goal

$872.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$872.41

5 Donors

-$436.20

Donations toward project cost

-$370.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.43

match offer

-$436.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$370.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.43

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$0.00

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