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Mrs. Borkin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 21 donors
  • $0 still needed

Wanted: Teen Books!

My students need young adult books of all genres to enhance our classroom library, such as "List in the City," "Snitch," "Black Hole," "Nothing," "The Bite of the Mango," "The Dreamer," "Chicken Soup for the Soul," "How I Made it to Eighteen," "Anne Frank," and many more young adult books.

My Students

Reading a book that fully captivates you is an experience we all enjoy. I want my students to have those same experiences by reading young adult books.

My students attend an urban, public school in WI.

The students are energetic teenagers who want their educational experience to make connections to their lives. While I try to connect all the literature we read to my students, they are more receptive to reading books that mirror their lives. Unfortunately, my school does not have access to many young adult books that reflect the lives of my students. At this time, there are not funds available to purchase books. Reading a young adult novel will allow my students a space to personally connect to the literature and be fully captivated by a book.

My Project

My students need young adult books of all genres to enhance our classroom library such as List in the City, Snitch, Black Hole, Nothing, The Bite of the Mango, The Dreamer, Chicken Soup for the Soul Teens Talk, How I Made it to Eighteen, and Anne Frank. My students silently read everyday. I do have a small library, but very few of the books are written specifically for young adults. My students ask me everyday for books with people "just like them" so that they can connect to the story. My students desperately want to read, but right now, they don't feel engaged with any text I can offer. The books on this classroom library list will provide my students a chance to interact with literature in a way that will keep them actively reading for years to come.

Once my students become engaged with silent reading through the young adult books provided by this project, I know my students will appreciate reading more.

They will finally be captivated by a book, just like we all were when we were growing up.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Maze Runner • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Scorch Trials James Dashner • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Death Cure • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Kill Order • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am the Messenger • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Watchmen • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
In the Shadow of No Towers • AKJ Books $21.86 1 $21.86
Anne Frank • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence Geoffre • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
How I Made It to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story Tracy White • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Persepolis Boxed Set Marjane Satrapi • AKJ Books $20.37 1 $20.37
A People''s History of American Empire Howard Zinn, Paul Buhl • AKJ Books $13.87 1 $13.87
Black Hole • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Snitch • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Boot Camp • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook • AKJ Books $3.65 1 $3.65
Black and White • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Outside Shot (Paperback) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Dark: A Novel • AKJ Books $13.87 1 $13.87
A Little Piece of Sky Nicole Bailey-Williams, Nicole Bailey • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Lost in the City • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Crank Trilogy Boxed Set • AKJ Books $24.08 1 $24.08
Virginia State Reader''s Choice Grade 9-12-2011-2012 • AKJ Books $91.16 1 $91.16
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Lightning Thief, The • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and The Olympians Boxed Set • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
The Ender Quartet Box Set: Ender''s Game/Speaker for the Dead • AKJ Books $22.60 1 $22.60
The Dreamer • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Autobiography of My Dead Brother • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Devil''s Arithmetic • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Nothing • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
We All Fall Down Robert Cormier • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Nothing but the Truth • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Bite of the Mango • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Chicken Soup for the Soul Teens Talk High School • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91

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