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Mrs. Grelis from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books For A New Library, Part 2!

My students need 50 new books to help create a school library.

  • $758 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school is a small school with big school ambitions. The educators are continuously striving to make themselves better for the wonderful students who attend here. My students are English language learners who are recent immigrants to the United States. Many of my students have experienced interrupted schooling due to war or natural disaster, most recently Hurricane Maria. My students are very eager to learn everything they can to make up for their lost learning time.

If I can provide them the necessary materials to catch up to their peers, my students will shine brightly.

We need to show these students that we care and will do our best to help them in the classroom and in their new country.

My Project

Can you imagine a high school without a library? Our school is small but mighty. Our principal is making a new school library a priority for the end of this school year, with hopes of having it completely ready for September.

In 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson said, “Education is the only valid passport from poverty....we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for more than five million educationally deprived children.

We put into the hands of our youth more than 30 million new books and into many of our schools their first libraries.”

These book titles were chosen by the English teachers as exemplars in modern young adult and adult fiction, with a few reference books in the lot as well. We hope to add hundreds more to our library by next school year.

Even in this age of technology, we need a library to make our school even better and help our students succeed.

Mrs. Grelis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy Deluxe Box Set: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Plus On Stieg Larsson • Amazon Business $48.84 1 $48.84
Juliet Takes a Breath • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Sympathizer • Amazon Business $19.71 1 $19.71
X: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.51 1 $15.51
Neverwhere (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.) • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Queer: A Graphic History • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
This Is How You Lose Her • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
March: Book One • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Down These Mean Streets • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Black Water Rising: A Novel (Jay Porter Series) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Bodega Dreams • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
The Fire Next Time • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Under the Udala Trees • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Art: A Play • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
10:04: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Negroland: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Home (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Puerto Rico Strong: A Comics Anthology Supporting Puerto Rico Disaster • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Zero K: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Vegetarian • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
The Refugees • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Riot • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
A Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic (Holt Paperback) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Katrina: After the Flood • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Girl on a Plane • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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