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Ms. Gerli from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Gets Lit

Help me give my students engaging texts that they can connect with and comprehend.

  • $610 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The kids I work with struggle with their reading skills for many reasons including limited access to engaging and relatable books.

My students have help me realize that the right book can spark a like and eventually a lifelong love of reading.

A classroom library stocked with the right books has proven to be one of my greatest strategies to improving reading skills. Working at a new school this year, establishing a new library of "right" books will be key.

My favorite feedback from students about books from my classroom library include, "Ms. Gerli this book is lit!" "Ms. G I cannot believe how the book ended, that was messed up!" "Ms. G what other books does this author have?" I hope to hear similar comments about books from my classroom library from the students I work with this year too!

My Project

A classroom library filled with engaging books that students can access and connect with easily will have a positive impact on independent reading outcomes. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time at their own grade level. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading.

The library will offer books written by a group of well-known, diverse group of authors receiving critical acclaim including; Jason Reynolds, Sharon Flake, Kelly Yang, Sharon Draper and Trevor Noah.

The books' themes are easy for students to connect with and this with help further comprehension and the pleasure of reading.

Ms. Gerli
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $31.59 1 $31.59
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.41 2 $22.82
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.21 2 $16.42
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Will & Whit • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
Internment • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
A Good Kind of Trouble • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Supernova (Amulet #8) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
Bad Island • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Blended • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Full Cicada Moon • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pack of Dorks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Blind Guide to Stinkville • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
El Deafo • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Sunny (3) (Track) • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Monster • Amazon Business $3.60 1 $3.60

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