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Ms. Sasaki from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Riot! Books for Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students engaging books that will appeal to reluctant readers.

  • $510 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an urban middle school serving almost 600 students in grades 6-9. Our library is only 2.5 years old, after being closed for nearly a decade.

We have one of the most diverse populations in Oakland, including a specialized program to meet the needs of recently arrived immigrant and refugee students.

Our students, in our special education program, are some of the most devoted library regulars. The majority of our population receives free and reduced-price lunch.

Our students are so excited to have a school library, and check out over 3 books per student each month. We love that students feel the library is their space to explore, connect, imagine, and create.

My Project

Help us foster a love for reading through high-interest books. Almost 75% of our students are reading several years below grade-level. Many do not see themselves as readers. We want all students to be able to come into the library and find a book they will love!

Help get books into the hands of students that will motivate struggling readers to discover the fun in reading.

Our students ask for graphic novels, funny books, scary books, and manga. These books will go a long way in shaping the reading identities of our students and creating a foundation for the love of learning.

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Ms. Sasaki
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 593 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lunch Lady (10 Books) • AKJ Education $52.30 1 $52.30
Middle School Boxed Set • AKJ Education $43.80 1 $43.80
Ichiro • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Scotch Book Tape 845, 4 Inches x 15 Yards • Amazon Business $8.59 2 $17.18
Positively Izzy • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Manga for the Beginner Everything you Need to Start Drawing Right Away! • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Wires and Nerve • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Creepy Creatures • AKJ Education $15.33 1 $15.33
Explorer The Hidden Doors • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Hereville How Mirka Got Her Sword • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hereville How Mirka Caught a Fish • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Hereville How Mirka Met a Meteorite • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Last Gargoyle • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Drawing Animals Shape by Shape Create Cartoon Animals With Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
I Survived The Destruction Of Pompeii, 79 • AKJ Education $10.77 1 $10.77
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 17 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 19 • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 16 • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 21 • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 20 • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Goosebumps Graphix #2: Terror Trips • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Goosebumps Graphix #3: Scary Summer • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
My Boyfriend Is a Monster 1: Love Him to Pieces • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 18 • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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