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Mrs. Thomas from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reluctant Readers No More!

My students need books for those students who are just beginning their reading journey.

  • $1,053 goal

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My Students

My school is located in Baltimore City. I teach in a middle school classroom. It's a pretty small school in comparison to many other schools around Baltimore.

How can I describe my students?

Well, bold. Outspoken. Inquisitive. Smart. Silly. Funny. Those are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of my students. They push themselves to succeed and learn new things on a daily basis. They persevere through adversities.

I absolutely love my students, and I can't wait to see what positive things they contribute to the world.

My Project

This particular book project has been created for my "reluctant" and "developing" readers. I put quotation marks around those words because oftentimes these students just haven't found the right book that has piqued their interests. So, technically, they just have refined tastes in books. Hence, that's the point of this project. This list of books is filled with graphic novels and other popular illustration novels like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Middle School The Worst. These types of novels grab the attention of my students who do not like to read (yet. The goal is to change this).

I want my students reading.

They love these types of books, as they always fly right of the shelves (metaphorically speaking, of course). These books still help my students build reading stamina, reading confidence, vocabulary, and a better understanding of plots and various themes. Your donation will continue to help with the literacy goal of spreading all of the book love.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 85 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Hollow City • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Middle School: Save Rafe! (New York Times bestseller) • Amazon Business $11.22 2 $22.44
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $11.19 2 $22.38
Middle School: Dog's Best Friend (Middle School: Book 8) • Amazon Business $11.05 2 $22.10
Bad Island • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 2 $21.26
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $10.53 2 $21.06
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
All Summer Long • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
Ghostopolis • Amazon Business $10.23 2 $20.46
Middle School: Escape to Australia • Amazon Business $10.10 2 $20.20
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown • Amazon Business $10.06 2 $20.12
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.90 2 $19.80
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $9.90 2 $19.80
Middle School: From Hero to Zero • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy • Amazon Business $9.53 2 $19.06
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.25 2 $18.50
Middle School: Big Fat Liar • Amazon Business $9.13 2 $18.26
Out from Boneville (BONE #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 2 $18.18
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 2 $17.60
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 2 $17.60
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Mary Anne Saves the Day: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #3) • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Cardboard • Amazon Business $8.52 2 $17.04
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 2 $16.96
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 2 $16.48
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Page by Paige • Amazon Business $7.96 2 $15.92
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $7.70 2 $15.40
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.68 2 $15.36
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 2 $15.30
Drama • Amazon Business $6.59 2 $13.18
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life • Amazon Business $5.79 2 $11.58
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! • Amazon Business $5.35 2 $10.70

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