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Ms. Kriger
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reluctant Readers Right This Way

My students need the magazine Scholastic Action, the Persepolis boxed set, "Bloodsong" and other high-interest books in a variety of levels to develop a love of reading.

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book that you couldn't put down? My students have not yet discovered books that capture their imaginations.

My students come from diverse backgrounds.

We are an early college high school with an environmental studies theme integrated across the curriculum servicing over 25 towns in CT. Students can begin to earn college credits starting in grade 11 at no cost. 69% of our student population is minorities. Over 55% of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. English is a second language for more than 9% of students. The majority of students come from urban areas.

My Project

The resources I am requesting are books and magazines that will inspire my students to develop a love of reading. These resources will be added to my classroom library and provide more high-interest books for the diverse population of students. With these books, I will be able to provide more opportunity for students to select books for independent reading.

This project is so important for my students because the majority of them have never had a positive experience with reading.

By selecting books that are of high-interest to the diverse population of the school, I will be able to provide students with books that could give them the positive reading experiences they have never had.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
N. Scholastic Action , Grades 6-12, Reading Level 3-5 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.49 10 $84.90
Zm. Choices Books: Your Space Grades 7 12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.95 1 $5.95
Zo. Choices Books: Out of Control Grades 7 12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.95 1 $5.95
Bloodsong • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
A Little Piece of Sky Nicole Bailey-Williams, Nicole Bailey • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Dark: A Novel • AKJ Books $13.87 1 $13.87
Maus I and II Paperback Boxed Set, Set • AKJ Books $23.29 1 $23.29
Bright Lights, Big City • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Hate List Jennifer Brown • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Gangsta Rap • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Bodega Dreams • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Gangster We Are All Looking For • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico • AKJ Books $9.49 1 $9.49
Rikers High Paul Volponi • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Bronxwood • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Random Family • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Something Like Hope • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Jumpstart the World • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Malcolm X • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Persepolis Boxed Set Marjane Satrapi • AKJ Books $20.37 1 $20.37

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by People's United Community Foundation and 7 other donors.

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