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Mrs. Hollingsworth from Lehigh Acres FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Really Is for Everyone

My students need access to high quality reading material that is accessible and relevant to them. With your help, high-interest series like OnePiece, Matched, and the March series could (re)kindle their love for reading.

  • $889 goal

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My Students

I teach at a high school with roughly 2,400 students, and last year's data indicates that 49% did not pass the reading portion of our state test. Literacy is a school-wide concern, and one of my primary concerns is ensuring that all 165 of my students have access to literary works that they feel represented by and connected to. After all, reading is a skill and we can't get better at any skill without diligent practice. Last week, I introduced my students to the practice of DIR (Daily Independent Reading) in which they choose a self-selected book from our class library to read for 10 minutes every class and monitor their reading progress.

Today, I was met at the door with an overwhelming number of them excitedly asking if we would be reading today!

My students are very eager to read, especially books that are representative of and accessible to their diversities. They deserve, not only to increase their literacy, but also to develop and foster positive relationships with reading.

My Project

I work at a high-poverty high school and 49% of our students did not pass the reading portion of our state test last year. One of my goals is to help my students develop and foster positive relationships with reading. In my class, we practice DIR (Daily Independent Reading) for 10 minutes every day. After all, we can't get any better without practice, right?

In order to ensure that all 165 of my students have access to literary works that they feel represented by and connected to, I need to cultivate a broad and inclusive classroom library.

I already have a good start, but as a first-year teacher, could use some help. My students are very enthusiastic about DIR and have even made requests for the types of books they'd like access to in our class library. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Mrs. Hollingsworth
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Piece Box Set: East Blue and Baroque Works, Volumes 1-23 • Amazon Business $105.88 1 $105.88
Geronimo Stilton Series 1 Collection 10 Books Box Set • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon Business $30.75 1 $30.75
Matched Trilogy box set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $29.08 1 $29.08
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $27.41 1 $27.41
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon Business $23.82 1 $23.82
The Outsider: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
It: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
300 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
No Longer Human • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Romeo and Juliet • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel (American English, Original Text) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Macbeth • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Tradition • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Confessions: The Private School Murders • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
What We Saw • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
With Malice • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Running Loose • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62
Deadline • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Stand • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Million-Dollar Throw • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
True Legend • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Travel Team • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
If I Stay • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Pact: A Love Story • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
'Salem's Lot • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Confessions of a Murder Suspect (#1 New York Times bestseller) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Confessions: The Paris Mysteries (New York Times bestseller) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
QB 1 • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50

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