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Ms. Anderson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sci Fi/Fantasy Books to Love & Books to Share

My students need great science fiction and fantasy books that they can comprehend and love as they read the books independently.

  • $692 goal

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My Students

My students enroll in my science fiction and fantasy class because they want to learn to enjoy reading again. They want to develop lifelong pleasure reading habits that they can carry beyond high school, they want to engage in provocative, stimulating "book clubs," they want to create and play with literature, they want to read to cut away at the layers of stress school and work pile on them, and they want to read with the passion of a child who has recently discovered the joy of words on a page.

As part of our effort to work together to build deep, sustainable pleasure reading habits, we also want to help create a culture of reading throughout our school.

First semester, part of my students' curriculum will entail independent reading, and my students will use their independent reading discoveries to plan and execute a book fair for our younger students. In this book fair, my students will share their love for books with our school, hoping to create an epidemic of enthusiastic readers. To do this, however, my students need great science fiction and fantasy books to read!

My Project

My students will read these books independently and they will choose the books they read. After reading several science fiction and fantasy books, my students will design, plan, advertise for, and execute a books fair for our school's younger students to share the books they love with students who haven't read the books. My students will actively cultivate a culture of reading in our school as they share the passages, characters, worlds, and science fiction/fantasy creations they encounter in these novels. To give my students the opportunities to find as many books they might love as possible, they need choices.

I'm requesting a variety of titles including Children of Blood and Bone, A Game of Thrones, Seveneves, Lost in a Good Book, The Dreamblood Duology, The Road, The Eyre Affair, The Princess Bride, Artemis, Daughter of the Pirate King, A Clockwork Orange, Provenance, Witches Abroad, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Your donation will give my students the choices they need to find a book they love, and when my students find a book they love, they will share this love with other budding readers in our school.

Ms. Anderson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $13.67 3 $41.01
A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast of Crows / A Dance with Dragons • Amazon Business $34.69 1 $34.69
Seveneves • Amazon Business $9.80 3 $29.40
Lost in a Good Book (A Thursday Next Novel) • Amazon Business $13.71 2 $27.42
The Dreamblood Duology • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
The Road • Amazon Business $12.43 2 $24.86
The Imperial Radch Boxed Trilogy: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy (The Imperial Radch Trilogy) • Amazon Business $23.78 1 $23.78
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel • Amazon Business $9.54 2 $19.08
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag) • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Provenance • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Artemis: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Shadow Call • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Shadow Run • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sky in the Deep • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Paper Girls Volume 4 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Paper Girls Volume 2 • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Paper Girls Volume 3 • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
The Wicked + The Divine Volume 3: Commercial Suicide • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
A Clockwork Orange • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
Witches Abroad (Discworld) • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Childhood's End • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Guards! Guards! (Discworld) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Light Fantastic (Discworld) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Color of Magic (Discworld) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Journey to the Center of the Earth • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ringworld (A Del Rey book) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Daughter of the Pirate King • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Paper Girls Volume 1 • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92

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