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Ms. Carter from Norfolk VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Not an Option!

Help me give my students page-turning novels, that speak to their world. I want student to not only look forward to, but ask for extended time for their Silent Sustained Reading.

  • $265 goal

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My Students

I teach four sections of 10th grade English and two Creative Writing classes. My students all offer so much to my classroom, and grant me the opportunity to learn through them daily. They all live diverse lives with many stories, experiences, struggles, and life lessons to share. Some of these young souls have experienced way more in their 16 years on earth than I could ever imagine having to strive through. But yet they do. They still come to school. They still put forth effort. They still yearn to learn.

I could never place into words the admiration, gratitude, respect, or understanding I have for my students.

They continually amaze me, everyday. With all that they endure, they still walk through my classroom door, and return the smile that I give to them. They are imperfect teenagers, in an imperfect world. Through it all, my students are always pushing forward, gaining knowledge and understanding, of what it truly means to leave their mark on the world.

My Project

I need students to understand that it's not that they hate reading, they just haven't read the right book. Too often students make presumptions on reading, because they've only ever read books that have been assigned to them in class. Books they are "made" to read. I want to open them up to books that speak the language of their world. Novels that offer a story they can relate to.

I need to grow their love of reading.

I need them to know there is a whole world of books, waiting for them. Telling their story. Understanding their struggles. Reading is needed. Reading is fundamental. Reading is not an option.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I'm With Stupid (Felton Reinstein trilogy) • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pull (D-Bow High School Hoops) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Quicks (D-Bow High School Hoops) • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Slump (D-Bow High School Hoops) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Stupid Fast (Felton Reinstein trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Nothing Special (Felton Reinstein trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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