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Ms. Hechlik from Lincoln MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Updating an Up North Library

Help me give my students more high-interest, engaging reads to fill a classroom library!

  • $200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are struggling students and low skilled readers. They don't have the reading stamina to read complex texts and many haven't read a book since middles school. My students are already devouring the books I have collected from previous donations and thrift shopping, but I can't keep up with them.

I am trying to build life-long readers by filling my classroom library with high interest reads.

In this way, I will help encourage their love of reading while building their skills at the same time!

My Project

Already, my classroom library can't keep up with the high number of students I have in grades 9-11. I am in need of more books to continue the reading success I am seeing in my classroom. Student get 10-15 minutes every day to establish a "reading flow" during Sustained Silent Reading or SSR.

By helping with this project, you will help me build a love of reading and improve the mental health, literacy skills, and empathy skills in my teenagers' lives.

Please help me to put good, powerful and relevant books into the hands of these eager readers and learners.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Monster • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
All the Bright Places • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Soul Surfer A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
City of Thieves A Novel • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 1 $11.38
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.19 1 $11.19
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Unwind • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
I Am the Messenger • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
They Came From Below • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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