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Ms. H. from Dedham MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

There's Nothing Like a Good Book

Help me give my students diverse books in which they see themselves reflected.

  • $396 goal

This project expired on March 18, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our awesome eighth grade students are "typical" teenagers. They have been burdened with so many distractions in this day and age -- from the usual middle school drama to cell phones, laptops, memes, games, social media, and more pulling them in different directions. Students come to class overburdened by after-school activities, sports, family obligations, and homework.

What they need is some peace and quiet and a good book.

Help our eighth graders become independent readers while providing them needed respite from the demands of their fast-paced world.

My Project

After making major cuts to the ELA curriculum at our school, including eliminating 45 minutes of reading instruction per day at the sixth and seventh grade levels, our school recently adopted the Teachers College Reading Workshop curriculum. This curriculum encourages students to read widely, selecting books that interest them rather than having a prescribed reading list.

Our classroom libraries are in dire need of more books, especially by diverse authors and including diverse characters and settings.

Our students need exposure to more high-quality, high interest young adult fiction in order to get the most out of our new curriculum. Since September, our students have already read more independent reading books than they have in previous years, and with that success, we need many more options right in our classrooms. Your donation will help our students succeed in reading more widely, by giving them easy access to the best new books out there.

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Internment • Amazon Business $13.75 2 $27.50
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $13.74 2 $27.48
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $10.74 2 $21.48
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
We Were Here • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $7.26 2 $14.52
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 2 $10.96
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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