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Mrs. Newman from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rise Above the Ordinary - a Classroom Library

Help me give my students books which they have requested to add to our classroom library in order to support independent reading.

  • $410 goal

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My Students

Most of my students, like many teens today, will tell you that they have never read an entire book. For some it is because they haven't been matched with a book or an author they love or they've never seen themselves in a book because they never knew that someone wrote a book about a topic they are interested in or a situation that they've lived through. Once they do find the right book, they light up and engage with the story.

It is always amazing to hear a student who at the beginning of the year said they hated to read talk about a book with which they have found a lasting connection.

My school's students are approximately 75% minority, most students are from low-income families, and we are low-performing according to the state test. Our goal is to graduate students who are ready for college or a career. These students are just waiting to find independence and develop a love of reading.

My Project

Our classroom library needs additional titles. This year, I am reaching out for community support to grow the library. The library supports students as we read each day for 10 minutes in class and will encourage them to read for 20 minutes each day at home.

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.

- Jim Rohn, Business Philosopher

At times, in the middle of reading, if you decide you don't want to read the book you had in hand - which is something great readers do - having more books close by means that you can get right back to reading. I like to allow my students the opportunity to choose from books in the classroom to best use their reading time.

This project will allow us to add books which students have requested. My students have a definite desire for Sci-Fi/Fantasy titles, books that are about teens, and graphic novels.

Mrs. Newman
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Stars Above, Winter • Amazon Business $40.70 1 $40.70
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Akira, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Perfect • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Cujo: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Out of the Easy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
The Martian • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Man's Search for Meaning • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Pet Sematary: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Saving the World: A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 3) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Jungle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Incendiary: A Novel (Book Club Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
The Rule of One • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
The Speaker (The Reader) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Big Bad Wolf (Alex Cross) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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