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Mrs. Farney from Holland MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Variety is the Spice of Life.

Help me give my students books that intrigue them and will inspire them to think, create, and change the world.

  • $632 goal

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My Students

Our school strives to prepare all students to be career and college ready. Every student has capabilities, talents, and strengths that can be accessed through the correct story. The students in my class are highly capable learners who just need to be offered the correct book to pique their interests and to feel represented.

I have 150 amazing students.

My students come from varying cultures and economic backgrounds. I have students who range from advanced readers to below grade level readers as well as students whose first language isn't English. While they all have unique characteristics, they all want to be successful and work hard so they can make a life for themselves after high school. They truly inspire me.

My Project

My students are a diverse group of learners with varying interests. My goal is to provide my students with a classroom library that provides a wide arrangement of choices of books. Within my novel wishlist are books about immigrants, LGBTQ+, mental health, fantasy, mystery, horror, historical, science fiction, and books with both male and female protagonists. I strive to provide my students with literature that they can identify with and relate to while also exposing them to people and situations who differ from them. My goal is to provide students with an avenue to understanding and empathy for people from all walks of life.

My school’s English curriculum incorporates SSR (Silent Sustained Reading) and students have twenty minutes of class time throughout the week to read a book of their choice.

By allowing students to choose their own books based on their own interests, there can be higher success in students reading and taking away lessons from their novel. My goal is to provide books that appeal to all of my students. Variety is the spice of life and so is an open, well-rounded mind.

Mrs. Farney
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Stars Above, Winter • Amazon Business $37.09 1 $37.09
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.76 3 $35.28
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $27.81 1 $27.81
MAZE RUNNER CLASSIC X 5 [Special Edition] • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
The Complete Maus • Amazon Business $20.46 1 $20.46
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Immunity (Contagion) • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Destroy All Monsters • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Internment • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
The Universal Laws of Marco • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
The Toll (3) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Wicked Saints: A Novel (Something Dark and Holy) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
The Fever King (Feverwake) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
White Rose • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Descendant of the Crane • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell 3-Book Box Set: Coraline; The Graveyard Book; Fortunately, the Milk • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Speak • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Inkspell (Inkheart Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
The Sun and Her Flowers • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Contagion • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Wilder Girls • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Milk and Honey • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Bone Gap • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Thunderhead (2) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50

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