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Mrs. Boyer
Never Before Funded Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded
  • 7 donors
  • $159 still needed

Update My Classroom Library from Nancy Drew to Dog Man

Help me give my students modern books like Harry Potter or Dork Diaries to motivate reading.

My Students

My classroom library desperately needs an update! Many of the books that I have inherited from previous teachers were published before 1999. I need more relevant books to get my middle schoolers reading.

My students read at a variety of levels.

I have students reading at a 3rd grade level, all the way to students reading at a 10th grade level. Without a school library, I need to provide levels of books so all of my students will be able to find books at their level.

My Project

Please don't let my cheesy project title steer away from this project. I work at a small charter school in central Ohio. I started with this class in January 2020, had two months to get to know my students, then COVID hit.

I inherited a unique classroom library with books like Nancy Drew.

My students, however, are more interested in graphic novels and Harry Potter, but these books are expensive for a first year teacher. I'm starting this project based on a recent Zoom call with my students. I asked them for some book ideas for my classroom, and this list comes from their recommendations. Real-life 6th graders that want to read!

We don't have a school library and many of my students struggle to get to a local library. My classroom is their only source for reading books.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michael Vey Complete Collection Books 1-7: Michael Vey; Michael Vey 2; Michael Vey 3; Michael Vey 4; Michael Vey 5; Michael Vey 6; Michael Vey 7 • Amazon Business $78.73 1 $78.73
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.97 1 $38.97
Berrybrook Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy (1) • Amazon Business $12.82 2 $25.64
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
OMG Shakespeare Boxed Set: YOLO Juliet; srsly Hamlet; Macbeth #killing it • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $18.17 1 $18.17
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
I Am Princess X • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is NASA? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
What Was the Ice Age? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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This project will reach 90 students.

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