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Mr. Sims from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Classroom Library

My students need science fiction and fantasy novels such as The Martian Chronicles, Earth Abides, and Watership Down to make them love to read again.

  • $503 goal

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My Students

My students are seniors embarking on their final year of high school. My course is a thematic study of science fiction and fantasy, which they chose. I want to reignite an imaginative spark that will have them leaving high school with a passion for creativity.

My students are seniors in high school.

Each year they vote for a thematic selective to study in their final year of English. The process of selective choices mirrors the options available to them in college. These kids love science fiction and fantasy so my classroom needs to be plenty full of aliens, dragons, and Dystopian futures to fuel their passion for reading. Senioritis is real but when they love what they're reading, it's impossible to be apathetic.

My Project

My students will use this classroom library to explore new and exciting texts. Many of my students are avid readers and finish novels quickly. I want to be able to supply them with recommendations that are readily available at their fingers to keep them reading and enthusiastic. These books will serve as the base for a classroom library I hope to expand over the years. In addition to supplementing these students with enjoyable reading, these titles can also be used to fuel their personal inquiry projects.

These books will make my new science fiction and fantasy class out of this world.

These books are sure to inspire both my avid readers and my struggling readers because when students love what they read, they don't feel forced to pick up a book. Senior year is the last chance to make them fall in love with reading and lifelong learning.

Mr. Sims
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 110 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ender's Game Boxed Set I: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $21.46 1 $21.46
The Marvels • Amazon Business $18.14 1 $18.14
Robopocalypse: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Marvel 1602 • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Windup Girl • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Doctor Rat • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Children of God (Ballantine Reader's Circle) • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
The Sleeper and the Spindle • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
Earth Abides • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
These Shallow Graves • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Watership Down: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
11/22/63: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Odd and the Frost Giants • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
The Mechanical (The Alchemy Wars) • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Gateway (Heechee Saga) • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Golden Son: Book II of The Red Rising Trilogy • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
The Road • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Revolution • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Red Rising • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Dune • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Dispossessed: A Novel (Harper Perennial Olive Edition) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Left Hand of Darkness • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Stardust • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Starship Troopers • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
The Martian Chronicles • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Ender's Shadow (The Shadow Series) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Childhood's End • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Fortunately, the Milk • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84

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