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

Sparking Book Love in Young Adult Readers

Help me give my students access to high-interest novels to spark empathy, creativity, and interest in the real-world issues surrounding them.

  • $575 goal

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My Students

If you stepped foot into my classroom, you would see a class of student-sponges who are eager to learn. They are curious, fun-loving, quick to laugh, and 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 willingness to challenge themselves.

My Project

By placing 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 three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design • Amazon Business $33.80 1 $33.80
Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age • Amazon Business $30.16 1 $30.16
The College Panda's SAT Math: Advanced Guide and Workbook • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be • Amazon Business $12.93 2 $25.86
Mythos: (Ancient Greek Mythology Book for Adults, Modern Telling of Classical Greek Myths Book) • Amazon Business $24.45 1 $24.45
Leading a High Reliability School: Use Data-Driven Instruction and Collaborative Teaching Strategies to Boost Academic Achievement • Amazon Business $22.21 1 $22.21
Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Bus Trip: The story of a team, a challenging season, and the lessons learned on a bus ride • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
The Institute: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons) • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
A Slave of the Shadows (The Livingston Legacy) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Birth of Venus: A Novel (Reader's Circle) • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Beartown: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God (Case for ... Series) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Gwendy's Button Box: A Novella (1) (Gwendy's Button Box Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Legacy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Time Keeper • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Silent Spring • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Dirty Work (A Stone Barrington Novel) • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
All We Ever Wanted: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
1984 (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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