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Mr. R. from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scholar Athletes

My students need books middle school boys will enjoy for SSR.

  • $378 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholar-athletes from North East Washington D.C. are some of the hardest working dedicated young men I have had the honor of working with in my 20 years of education. They are members of our school's middle school basketball and baseball teams and spend three to four hours a day; participating in study hall, conditions and weights, and practicing. Many of our scholar-athletes have never played an organized sport before, but our teams consistently make the city playoffs, and most of our scholar-athletes make the Honor Roll.

My Project

I am putting together a classroom library for my scholar-athletes who are participating in study hall sessions for our basketball and baseball teams. We start every study hall session with 20 minutes of sustained silent reading, the young men on my team really appreciate the silent reading when they are able to find books which grab their attention. I currently have a small library I put together using my own resources. I'm happy to see my scholar-athletes recommend and discuss books with one another. We have developed a community of readers, by adding more books to our library the community will continue to grow.

Mr. R.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $28.08 1 $28.08
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $22.14 1 $22.14
Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History • Amazon Business $17.61 1 $17.61
Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth, no. 2 • Amazon Business $16.76 1 $16.76
Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 1 $14.57
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for Equal Education (A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for Equal Education (A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
47 • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Little Rock Nine (Turning Points) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine (On My Own History) • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94

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