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Mrs. Cunha from Bayville NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader...Tomorrow a Leader! 2.0

Help me give my students choices in what they read by building a classroom library full of engaging, high-interest, culturally responsive books.

  • $243 goal

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My Students

Our middle school has a diverse student population that includes students from five school districts. More than one-third of our middle school students come from low-income households. Our students need high interest, age-appropriate chapter books and graphic novels.

Our amazing students are eager to read and have the drive to succeed!

Our students work hard and are beginning to enjoy independent reading. Through these books, I strive to foster a growth mindset, a love for reading, and to provide them with culturally relevant books.

My Project

My students are eager to learn but many have not developed a love of reading. Although they have been exposed to many novels, most are taught in whole group. I want to foster a love of reading in my students and increase their reading stamina. My plan is to implement daily independent reading time in the classroom and/or at home. In order to inspire a love of reading, I must provide appropriate culturally relevant books for my diverse students. In addition, books must be age appropriate and appeal to their interests and hobbies.

My goal is to give my students choices in what they read by building a classroom library full of engaging, high-interest, culturally relevant books.

By donating to this project, you will be providing my students with access to a classroom library which inspires students to read for pleasure. These books will engage students, allowing them to choose great literature that speaks to them as individuals. Students will self-select chapter books and graphic novels. In addition, I will recommend books based on their interests and previous books read. Due to your generous contribution, I will be able to build expand our classroom library and share these wonderful books with all my students.

Mrs. Cunha
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 125 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition (His Dark Materials) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
The Martian Chronicles • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80

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