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Mr. Petrick from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Centered Library

Help me give my students quality high interest books in order to develop a love for reading.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

My students attend an urban, public high school in Milwaukee, WI. We have a very diverse population with about 800 students enrolled. Many of our students are refugees who have come to the United States for a better life. About 40% of our students are learning English as a second language. 100% of our students come from economically disadvantaged households. Many students find academics challenging.

I want to create the best experience possible for my students.

At this time, my school does not have any money for supplies or books. Access to quality books and supplies will help students get the enjoyable and entertaining experience they deserve.

My Project

I am a first year English teacher, in need of high interest books for my diverse students. Many of my students are struggling readers and many have not yet developed a love for reading. I believe that all students want to read for pleasure, they just haven't found a book that will hook them yet. I want to create the best experience possible for my students. Access to quality and high interest books will help develop their love for reading.

Do you remember reading the first book that you could not put down?

I'm hoping to give my students the feeling of being excited every time they pick up a new book.

Mr. Petrick
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hate U Give [Paperback] Angie Thomas (author) • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Monster • Amazon Business $3.60 3 $10.80
The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Walking Dead, Vol. 7: The Calm Before • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
We Were Here • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Scorpions, 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
This Side of Home • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Slam! • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
I Will Save You • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Locomotion • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
The Walking Dead, Vol. 5: The Best Defense • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hoops • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hush • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Bronx Masquerade • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Novio Boy: A Play • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Lockdown • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Bad Boy: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
What Momma Left Me • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Taking Sides • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Buried Onions • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
The Walking Dead Volume 9: Here We Remain • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Game • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Facts of Life: Stories • Amazon Business $3.81 1 $3.81

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