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Mr. Martin-Rowe from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stellar Books for Stellar Students!

Help me give my students the reading selections they deserve! I've requested multiple copies of books that have either shown up on the AP Literature test or are of literary merit for the class.

  • $1,314 goal

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My Students

My school is located in one of the most densely populated areas of California. The neighborhood outside of our school is a beautiful and rich mix of cultures from Central and South America, but it is also a neighborhood that struggles with gang-related violence, persistent poverty, and the slow creep of gentrification.

My students know very well that education is the key to them escaping the cycle of poverty and instability, so we have one of the highest attendance rates in the area.

Our graduates have gone on to graduate from excellent schools like Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, MIT, USC, Columbia, and Tufts to name a few.

My Project

The library at our school has been underfunded for years. The best books from the last decade or so are simply not on the shelves. We have only a handful of graphic novels that are extremely valuable in getting reluctant readers to take up any sort of reading.

Simply put, our library needs more books to fully embrace its role of being a center for literary exploration.

I've selected an assortment of graphic novels for our English Learners and multiple copies of novels of sufficient literary merit to support our more advanced readers in AP book groups. Even in this digital age, libraries are vital to the cultural life of all schools. Getting our book collection to where it should be is just the start.

Mr. Martin-Rowe
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Emissary • Amazon Business $11.65 5 $58.25
The Friend: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.00 5 $55.00
Alias Grace: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.19 4 $52.76
Middlemarch • Amazon Business $10.49 5 $52.45
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel • Amazon Business $10.40 5 $52.00
Homegoing • Amazon Business $12.80 4 $51.20
The Underground Railroad: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.71 4 $50.84
Station Eleven • Amazon Business $11.21 4 $44.84
Man and Superman (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $11.05 4 $44.20
The English Patient • Amazon Business $10.98 4 $43.92
Never Let Me Go • Amazon Business $9.60 4 $38.40
Salvage the Bones: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.00 3 $36.00
Beloved • Amazon Business $10.87 3 $32.61
The Women of Brewster Place (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series) • Amazon Business $7.14 4 $28.56
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.60 2 $27.20
Invisible Man • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) • Amazon Business $11.94 2 $23.88
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $7.40 3 $22.20
Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
The Power of One: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
Kindred • Amazon Business $10.50 2 $21.00
No Country for Old Men • Amazon Business $9.81 2 $19.62
The Memory Keeper's Daughter: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.25 2 $16.50
In the Lake of the Woods • Amazon Business $7.47 2 $14.94
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Internment • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
For Every One • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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