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Mrs. de Souza from Yutan NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Replacing Screen Time With Book Clubs!

Help me give my students replace screen time with book time through these ten titles! Help them experience in-class book-clubs through these high-interested YA books.

  • $650 goal

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My Students

We are a small school located just outside of a big city and that applies to our goals and accomplishments. Every year we surprise the public with our ability to exceed goals that are put in front of us. The school district is composed of approximately 400 students, K-12, 200 at the Junior High/High school level.

Almost every single student participates in a different sports throughout the school year, on top of fine arts activities.

They are often state qualifiers, which is just another example of how they often exceed expectations.

My Project


"Thinking people disagree - in a civilized manner."

I want to get our students thinking and discussing more - exploring different perspectives, and what better way than to give them these perspectives and opportunities through excellent literature.

How can we expect students to read when we don't provide them with the appropriate, engaging literature and time to read said literature? I am asking for multiple copies of 10 titles for our in-class book club that I have chosen because they have the ability to foster great discussion and exploration of different topics and genres. Our in-class book club will allow students to explore books we don't have in the library. Multiple students at a time can read these books and then have class discussions. The purchase of these books will not only allow students to discuss the topics and themes with each other but will also allow students to engage in discussion with students from across the country who have different perspectives.

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $14.40 5 $72.00
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $15.81 4 $63.24
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.60 4 $54.40
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $12.70 4 $50.80
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
Outliers: The Story of Success • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy #2) • Amazon Business $8.09 3 $24.27

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