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Mrs. Tien from Carson City MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking Book Love in Young Adult Learners

Help me give my students the books they are passionate to read! My students have identified these as ones that pique their interest and capture the themes and characters that they need and want to experience.

  • $361 goal

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My Students

If you step foot into my classroom, you would see a class of student-sponges eager to learn. They are curious, fun-loving, quick to laugh, with just a little dose of sass. They enjoy a good debate and thrive on a good challenge. They attack difficult material with a vigor I haven't seen in many of the buildings in which I have taught. They constantly make me laugh and inspire me every day with their grit and ability to overcome the odds.

My Project

By placing books high-interest novels into the hands of our students, we will be able to perpetuate a love for reading and strengthen their reading strategies. I watch my students grapple with challenging texts on a daily basis. They have found the power of literature during the school year. Some have fought tooth and nail, but I can confidently say that all of my students have discovered the power of reading. I want to perpetuate these skills and a desire for more by keeping them reading interesting books in a multitude of genres.

This program will be successful because the books we will give these students are high-interest and will appeal to their desire to be a part of the important conversations we face today.

They will get insight into multiple perspectives and points of view that many of them will only see if they are given the opportunity to walk around in another character's skin. If they are given the opportunity to read between the lines, we can expect these students to have an educated voice in our communities and on the issues we each face every day.

Mrs. Tien
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Charlie higson the enemy series 1 : 3 books set (the hunted, fallen, sacrifice) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
The Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
21 Lessons for the 21st Century • Amazon Business $19.04 1 $19.04
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Artemis Fowl 3-book boxed set • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Best American Infographics 2016 (The Best American Series ®) • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Hideout • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Tomb: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Fear (Gone) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
To Right the Wrongs (Erin Blake) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Jewel (Lone City Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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