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Mrs. Vibbert from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Thoroughly Modern Novels

My students need a collection of the most popular young adult novels including "If I Stay," "Sisters," and "The Genius Files," among others.

  • $747 goal

This project expired on December 28, 2014.

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My Students

Ralph Waldo Emerson said "'Tis the good reader that makes the good book." At our school we are building great readers with our classroom libraries.

My students are sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at a public middle school in a large, urban school district.

Many of the students are considered financially disadvantaged. A large minority of the students are English language learners. In order to encourage language development, we strongly focus on independent reading.

My Project

Unfortunately we don't have the resources at our school to keep up with the hottest new releases in young adult literature, so students can't necessarily get a book they want to read when they want to read it. In constant rotation, the hottest titles are prized treasures that will be borrowed over and over. I would like to provide my students with an updated library of young adult novels so that they have access to the books they want to read.

My students will read, happily, and improve their independent reading skills, as long as they are interested and enthusiastic about what they are reading.

Please help me turn my students into life-long lovers of books by providing my class with a library of current, young-adult novels.

Mrs. Vibbert
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
If I Stay Collection • Amazon $13.70 3 $41.10
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Fins of Fury • Amazon $9.74 3 $29.22
Isla and the Happily Ever After • Amazon $11.37 2 $22.74
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon $11.02 2 $22.04
Attachments: A Novel • Amazon $10.01 2 $20.02
The Dog: A Novel • Amazon $19.23 1 $19.23
Chasing Lincoln's Killer • Amazon $9.60 2 $19.20
History of the Rain: A Novel • Amazon $16.45 1 $16.45
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
The Doll People, Book 4 The Doll People Set Sail • Amazon $14.21 1 $14.21
The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love • Amazon $14.04 1 $14.04
The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
The Genius Files #5: License to Thrill • Amazon $12.82 1 $12.82
The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable • Amazon $6.03 2 $12.06
Tiger Girl • Amazon $11.94 1 $11.94
Let's Get Lost (English Edition) • Amazon $11.37 1 $11.37
The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus • Amazon $11.35 1 $11.35
We Were Liars • Amazon $11.06 1 $11.06
Paperboy • Amazon $10.90 1 $10.90
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon $10.74 1 $10.74
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon $9.91 1 $9.91
El Deafo • Amazon $9.79 1 $9.79
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda • Amazon $9.64 1 $9.64
The Year of Billy Miller • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure • Amazon $9.35 1 $9.35
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Prequel) (The Maze Runner Series) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Kalona's Fall: A House of Night Novella (House of Night Novellas) • Amazon $8.19 1 $8.19
Star Wars: Jedi Academy • Amazon $7.73 1 $7.73
Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (Book 2) • Amazon $7.55 1 $7.55
Ungifted • Amazon $6.75 1 $6.75
The Genius Files #2: Never Say Genius • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Sisters • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Genius Files #3: You Only Die Twice • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Out of My Mind • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Lola and the Boy Next Door • Amazon $6.24 1 $6.24
The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon $6.16 1 $6.16
Drama • Amazon $6.04 1 $6.04
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) • Amazon $5.94 1 $5.94
The Lemonade Crime (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon $5.90 1 $5.90
Small as an Elephant • Amazon $5.90 1 $5.90
The Homework Machine • Amazon $5.90 1 $5.90
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) • Amazon $5.83 1 $5.83
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery (J. J. Tully Mysteries) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Get Rich Quick Club • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Bell Bandit (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon $5.06 1 $5.06
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon $5.06 1 $5.06
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon $4.48 1 $4.48

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