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Ms. Scarborough from Beaumont TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is the Key to Life!

Help me give my students new, completed series of books to engage them and ignite their passion for reading.

  • $894 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Since 2016, this campus has not had a library. Now that we finally have one, the students are so excited. The majority of my students are from economically disadvantaged households and many read below grade level. Many of them do not have access to books at home. Their school library has always supplied them with the newest, most current book titles. Our campus offers students the opportunity to earn college hours in addition to their high school diploma. Most of the students here will be first generation college students.

Today's students love "series" books.

The students are waiting for the next adventure in their favorite series. My students deserve to have updated, exciting new books to read. Every day, at least one student comes in asking for the first or second book in a series. It is always sad to see the look on their faces when you tell them that you do not have it. My kids would be thrilled to have those books readily available.

My Project

Our campus opened in 2016. Until February 2019, there has been no library. The majority of the books that we have in our new library are discarded books from the other two high schools in the district. We are in desperate need of new books. The list of books that I have asked for would give my students new exciting titles to choose from.

If students are to read, we must provide them with the books they ask for.

In our collection, we may have the third volume of a series but not the first or second. I am asking for completed book series so that my students will have immediate access to the next book they want to read. We are using Interlibrary Loan to be able to fulfill their requests but wouldn't it be great to have those books on campus? I can already imagine the smiles I would see to have the books available to the kids.

Our library has a lot of growing to do. We were not given a start up budget this year. The students are utilizing the few books that we do have but my hope is that I can acquire new books in order to provide a relevant library program to these kids.

Reading is the most valuable skill that students can acquire. I am here to help build that skill. By donating to our project, you will find my students engaged in reading which will help their overall scores and reading achievement as well as provide them with hours of pleasure.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Enemy Book Series Charlie Higson Collection 7 Books Set (The Enemy, The Dead, The Fear, The Sacrifies, The Fallen, The Hunted, The End ) • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
The Legend Trilogy • Amazon Business $35.92 1 $35.92
Monument 14 • Amazon Business $21.80 1 $21.80
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) • Amazon Business $21.24 1 $21.24
The Last Full Measure (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Divided We Fall) • Amazon Business $20.85 1 $20.85
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Treatment (Program) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Eight Rivers of Shadow (The Host) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Endure (Defy Trilogy, Book 3) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Dark Days (Dead City) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Falconer: Book One of the Falconer Trilogy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mind Games (Lock & Mori) • Amazon Business $17.78 1 $17.78
Winter (Lunar) • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices) • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
Burning Nation (Divided We Fall, Book 2) • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Cress • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Lockwood & Co., Book Four The Creeping Shadow • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Divided We Fall (Divided We Fall, Book 1) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Defy (Defy, Book 1) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Return of the Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 2 • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Final Fall (Lock & Mori) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
All Fall Down (Embassy Row, Book 1) • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co.) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
The Epidemic (Program) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dead City • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Blue Moon (Dead City) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Poisoned Blade (Court of Fives) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Seven Trees of Stone (Host) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Vanishing Throne: Book Two of the Falconer Trilogy • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row, Book 3) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Program • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Ignite (Defy, Book 2) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
See How They Run (Embassy Row, Book 2) • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Scarlet • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Cinder • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lockwood & Co., Book Five The Empty Grave • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The United Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 3 • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Monument 14: Sky on Fire (Monument 14 Series) • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Remedy • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The 13th Continuum: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 1 • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
The Adjustment (Program) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Complication (Program) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Thirteen Days of Midnight (The Host) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Monument 14: Savage Drift (Monument 14 Series) • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Lockwood & Co. Book Three The Hollow Boy • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Court of Fives • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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