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Ms. Gavula from Georgetown OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

Help me give my students have a plethora of novels to choose from as we attempt to help them realize the importance of reading and how rewarding it actually is.

  • $592 goal

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My Students

Junior High and High School is arguably the most impactful time in a student's life. They are experiencing change in so many aspects. They often don't know who they are and use this time in their lives to choose a path, good or bad. Many of my students deal with situations that no one should have to endure, let alone a child, and the strength to defy those odds is what makes my students incredible.

My students believe that our classroom is a safe place for them to come and feel as if they belong.

They leave their burdens outside the door and come in ready to immerse in the learning that is to take place. We face battles and barriers; my no means is our classroom perfect, but we strive everyday to make the best of what we have. We build relationships; we focus on kindness; we work to make the environment an inviting one.

The best part about my classroom is who I share it with. These students bring so many different personalities and backgrounds to the table and they deserve the best chance to learn as much as possible.

My Project

Reading is something I have always been passionate about, and sharing my love for reading with others has been a life goal. Many people do not enjoy reading because they have been forced to read novels for grades and not for enjoyment. This year in my English classes, I have decided to try giving my students the freedom to choose the books they want to read and with that being said, I need to have the resources available to allow them to find a book they will enjoy.

The world belongs to those who read, and my students deserve the world.

By donating the novels I have included here, you will be opening my students up to a whole new world of reading. My students chose the novels I have included because they WANT to read them. They have a desire to dive into the stories that these novels contain. My students do not have access to these books outside of school and our school library is too small to give them the range of choice they deserve.

I hope that you will consider helping give my students access to the world that is out there for them. Your kindness is appreciated by so many teachers and we cannot thank you enough for supporting our classrooms. When you invest in the children of today, you are investing in the future of our world.

Ms. Gavula
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $26.10 1 $26.10
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School's Out Forever, Saving the World) • Amazon Business $21.33 1 $21.33
Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began • Amazon Business $20.78 1 $20.78
The Giver Quartet boxed set • Amazon Business $20.41 1 $20.41
Lost and Found • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Compound • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Bad Feminist: Essays • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Red Rising • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
The Dovekeepers: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
A Thousand Splendid Suns • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans • Amazon Business $5.40 2 $10.80
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
United as One (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazis • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Girl With All the Gifts • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Tears of a Tiger (1) (Hazelwood High Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
We Were Here • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Hate List • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Enclave (The Razorland Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Copper Sun • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
Darkness Before Dawn (3) (Hazelwood High Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

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