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Ms. Nakada
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Restocking Brains! Book for Every Reader

My students need engaging books to help them reach their reading goals.

My Students

My students are eighth graders at an urban California public school.They represent the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of our city. My middle school students arrive in my classroom with a wide range of skills from the highly gifted to second-language learners.

Some of my English students still read novels, but many of them have lost or never found the love of reading.

These wide-ranging abilities and interest-levels makes it my challenge to find engaging reading material to draw in each of my learners.

My Project

At the start of every school year, my new students make individualized reading plans. We talk about great books and start writing down titles we want to read this year. The students set ambitious goals for all of the books they want to read in the coming months.

But what if my students can't track down their books?

For some students, this is where their reading plan fails. But if several of the books on their list are already waiting on my classroom shelves, my students dive in. They read and talk about books with their classmates. They become readers or they remember why they used to love to read. We need a collection of engaging books.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Divergent Series Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • AKJ Education $37.93 2 $75.86
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset • AKJ Education $29.20 2 $58.40
Wonder/365 Days of Wonder Boxed Set • AKJ Education $23.35 2 $46.70
We Were Liars • AKJ Education $13.13 3 $39.39
The John Green Paperback Collection • AKJ Education $31.36 1 $31.36
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
I'll Give You the Sun • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Legend • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
The Sky Is Everywhere • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $8.91 2 $17.82
Forever . . . • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Tiger Eyes • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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This project will reach 160 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 9 other donors.

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