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Mrs. Millsap from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Right to Read

My students need a diverse range of culturally relevant books to choose from for collaborative literature circles.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle School is the worst. At least that's how it feels when you are struggling through it. The average students are grappling with hormones and peer acceptance, while the average educators try desperately to teach reading, writing, and empathy.

But my students are not average.

They face poverty. They face hunger. They face a history of not going to college. They face a myriad of challenges outside our classroom doors. So inside our classrooms, my colleagues and I teach them despite their lack of readiness or resistance to learn. We have to teach them how to defy the odds and create good lives for themselves. At our AVID demonstration school, we all rise to the challenges, remaining committed to creating curious, empathetic, life-long learners.

My Project

All kids need to read and interact with quality literature in order to be successful outside the classroom. But they also need to see themselves in what they read to learn how to deal with life. Too often within a school budget, choosing relevant books in which they see themselves isn't an option for students.Yet, this is a necessary component of getting kids to fall in love with reading.

Our students deserve to love reading.

With these diverse choices of high interest novels, students will be able to connect with the characters and each other as they collaborate in literature circles.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.29 4 $49.16
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • Amazon Business $11.08 4 $44.32
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.89 4 $35.56
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.58 4 $34.32
Do You Know the Monkey Man? • Amazon Business $7.80 4 $31.20
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie • Amazon Business $7.59 4 $30.36
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92

Materials cost

$252.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.66

Total project goal

$364.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.42

4 Donors

-$182.21

Donations toward project cost

-$154.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.33

match offer

-$182.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.33

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$0.00

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