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Mrs. Jeffries from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read for the Fun of It!

My students need a broad range of books that they are interested in to develop their love for reading.

  • $402 goal

This project expired on October 13, 2018.

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My Students

My students are a fun, supportive and encouraging group. Classroom community is very important to them and they spend time actively trying to make a positive difference in each other’s lives. I am attempting to make a positive difference in all of their lives and I need your help to do it. I teach middle school social studies and reading is the core of our curriculum. I am hoping to build a classroom library that my students can enjoy and look forward to every day.


My Project

All students must read but not all students like to read. This selection of books is on the top 10 voter lists from eighth-grade students across the nation. Within this selection are not only classics, such as The Outsiders, and To Kill a Mockingbird, but also more recent popular reads like The Hunger Games, This One Summer, The Book Thief, Divergent, and Percy Jackson. These are books that students will enjoy reading during brain breaks, during their free time, and when they finish assignments early.

This student-choice library will change students' reading habits and help them become lifelong readers.

If presented with the opportunity, students will be encouraged to read for pleasure and fun!

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
#TheRealCinderella (#BestFriendsForever) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Secret Life of Bees • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Divergent (Divergent Series) • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
This One Summer • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
All American Boys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Insurgent (Divergent Series) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Claudia and Mean Janine: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #4) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Catching Fire |Hunger Games|2 • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Matched • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Jake the Fake Keeps it Real • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Hero • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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