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Ms. Curran from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ride the Reading Train

Help me give my students more books to read for our accountable independent reading time!

  • $695 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 9th and 10th grade English students are unique individuals that come from diverse backgrounds. As a low-income, high poverty urban school, my students arrive at our school from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. We have students who have come from approximately 30 different countries and speak at least 23 separate languages. They bring with them their own personalities, histories, and interests that help make our classroom community an energetic place. While my students face multitudes of hardships, their resiliency is inspiring and motivates me to work hard for them. Whether it is through more materials, unique learning experiences, or simple supports, my goal is to do whatever I can to support them.

What makes these students so amazing is their positive attitudes, motivation to improve, and the ability to use their differences as ways to teach each other.

Every year we work together towards group and individual goals to develop ourselves as better readers, writers, students, and humans. On paper, my job as their teacher is to provide them with the literacy skills they need to be successful in our world, but I find that through our journey together, it grows into so much more.

My Project

We are off to a strong start with our independent reading projects this year! Every day students are eager to come into class and start looking at their books. So many have already completed the books that they started and are slowly but surely making their way through the classroom library.

However, some students are still struggling to find books that fit their needs.

When surveying students and their interests, it is clear that we need more graphic novels and mystery books! These books were researched and requested by students in my class. My hope is that by providing them with these texts, they will not only feel more welcomed and valued in the class, but they will also build investment in reading and learn that they themselves can be readers!

Ms. Curran
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Law and Government Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
American Gods Volume 1: Shadows (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $20.77 1 $20.77
The Specialists Anthology • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Aqua Sky - Fits Up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43109 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Culling: Book 1 (The Culling Series) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Like a Love Story • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Previous Engagements: A Press Pass Mystery (Press Pass Mysteries) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Investment • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pumpkinheads • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Run, Hide, Fight Back • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
orange: The Complete Collection 1 • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell 3-Book Box Set: Coraline; The Graveyard Book; Fortunately, the Milk • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
I Am Watching You • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Teen Titans: Raven • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Beautiful: Living with the Frenemy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beautiful: Game of crones • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
First and Goal: What Football Taught Me About Never Giving Up • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
This Was Never About Basketball • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spoken: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brainwashed: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Stranger Things: The Other Side (Graphic Novel Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Then She Was Gone: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Out of the Tunnel (The Red Zone) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Guts • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
The Girl in the Picture • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Madhouse: A Suspenseful Horror • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Unstoppable • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Payback Time • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Far From You • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

Materials cost

$551.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$589.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.12

Total project goal

$694.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$694.11

8 Donors

-$348.00

Donations toward project cost

-$295.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.20

match offer

-$346.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$294.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.92

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$0.00

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