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Mrs. Murdock from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read All About It! Current Reads in Classroom Libraries

My students need current high-interest young adult fiction and graphic novels in our classroom library!

  • $936 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in an urban district in Kalamazoo, MI with a diverse set of students. Working closely with the English teacher on my interdisciplinary team, we collaborate to boost student choice in reading at all times. When we are not working on cross-curricular projects, I am also supporting independent and small group reading projects for our shared set of students.

Our students need newer high-interest books in our classroom libraries.

When we offer times for reading, we want students to choose texts that are not only interesting but appealing to them from the point of view of many topics, genres, and subject matters.

My Project

In order to create a reading community in our building, we have to put books in students' hands. The best way to do this is to promote libraries in all forms: the public library in our community, the central library in our building, and the classroom libraries that our students spend most of their time around. Books should be everywhere! While building a classroom library is a goal, the other obstacle to tackle is to put books that kids want in their hands. This involves updating our classroom libraries to include more current texts. These are texts that reflect our students' faces, voices, thoughts, and feelings. Kids should see themselves in print.

Your donation will help update math, science, English, and social studies classrooms with current young adult and middle-grade fiction and graphic novels.

Four classrooms will receive the books from this project as we are all connected on an interdisciplinary team. Our team fully believes that kids need books no matter what subject area they are studying.

Thank you packages are sure to have amazing pictures of students #caughtreading and #bookworming.

Mrs. Murdock
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 155 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $13.15 4 $52.60
Guinness World Records 2018: Meet our Real-Life Superheroes • Amazon Business $13.00 4 $52.00
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
Wonder • Amazon Business $11.72 4 $46.88
The Dumbest Idea Ever! • Amazon Business $11.58 4 $46.32
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $11.48 4 $45.92
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 4 $45.56
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 4 $45.16
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $20.45 2 $40.90
Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life • Amazon Business $10.02 4 $40.08
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 2 $34.92
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 4 $34.16
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 4 $32.96
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 4 $30.76
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 4 $30.60
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $4.86 4 $19.44
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

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