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Ms. Robinson from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Kids, Read!

Help me give my students a diverse and comprehensive classroom library. Our goal this year is to get kids reading, and to make it enjoyable.

  • $680 goal

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My Students

My students are ninth graders who are curious about ways to improve their communities. Our school accepts students on a zip-code based lottery system so our population is diverse economically, geographically, racially, linguistically and educationally. Our curriculum and focus is on project based learning. During each semester, students are able to engage in three different content areas for two hour blocks of time.

Because our school is small and resources are limited, we do not have a school library.

Instead, students rely on teacher libraries for books and magazines to read during independent reading time and research.

My Project

We are building a school from the ground up! In our second year we now are serving a total of 220 students in grades 9 and 10. Due to our infancy, our inventory of books is still quite slim.

Since we do not have a school library, it is the responsibility of the classrooms to provide a rich and diverse volume of texts for our students to read.

Last year, we made progress in building our library but hope to continue adding more titles that appeal to a variety of cultures, ability levels, and interests. At the end of the year, it is our goal to have each student recount their reading experience as one filled with joy and engagement.

Ms. Robinson
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Habibi (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $31.20 1 $31.20
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $10.50 2 $21.00
Simmer Stone Rose Gold Magazine Holder, Desktop File Sorter Organizer, 9 Slot Triangle Shape, Size 12.2"L X 7"W X 6.9"H • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
How to Be an Antiracist • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
Lumberjanes Vol. 12 (12) • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Queer: A Graphic History • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
White Teeth: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Homegoing • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Supremes' Greatest Hits, 2nd Revised & Updated Edition: The 44 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
The Nickel Boys: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Lumberjanes Vol. 10: Parents' Day (10) • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Good-bye, Chunky Rice (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Swing Time: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Champion • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Lumberjanes Vol. 8: Stone Cold (8) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
This Book Is Gay • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Prodigy • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Warcross • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Three Furies (Erec Rex) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Legend • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Two Boys Kissing • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Night (Night) • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
Every Day • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Martian Chronicles • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Monsters of Otherness (2) (Erec Rex) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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