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Mrs. Joan W. Wheeler from Port Arthur TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The More Books I read...Chances are ...I'll Lead

Help me give my students exciting books to read.

  • $766 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resilient and determined to be successful. They have survived the Harvey flooding and freezing weather. The students are still smiling while dealing with the aftermath of challenges they had no control over. Most of my students are low income and from single-parent​ families. Some have parents that are incarcerated, and they live with other family members. However, the school is the one constant in their life. I stress the importance of reading and how reading can save their life.

My Project

I have selected books that will empower students I hope, focusing on their culture and overcoming home obstacles. I choose groups of books so students can discuss different situations together.

The books such as "The Pact" may have the situations that students identify with and open a window of hope in dealing with their own situations at home or school.

The Pact is about a group of boys that grew up poor in the projects and they made a pact to become educated together against all odds. Their living situations are the same as some of the students I teach.

Mrs. Joan W. Wheeler
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $14.50 4 $58.00
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $14.11 4 $56.44
The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream • Amazon Business $12.71 4 $50.84
November Blues (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.19 5 $35.95
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
The Daughter: A gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Darkness Before Dawn (Hazelwood High Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Blended • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Hole in the Wall • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Shatter Me Series 3-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97
Girls Like Me (Bluford High Series #21) • Amazon Business $5.95 3 $17.85
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $7.40 2 $14.80
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.18 2 $14.36
The Reckoning: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $6.59 2 $13.18
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Perfect Nightmare: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
That Was Then, This Is Now • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55

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