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Ms. Synold from Henderson NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need New Novels!

My students need diverse books to fill our classroom library while filling their hearts with a love of reading!

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each day, my Sharp Scholars enter our classroom excited and energized for learning. They know that through perseverance and hard work, they will be ready for college and career.

Although half of our students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch and many face challengesoinside and outside of the school environment, this does not hinder their eagerness to learn.

They inspire me each day with their enthusiasm, and we create a classroom that serves as a safe space where they can take intellectual risks and develop deeper learning.

My Project

This collection of books is a mix of student requests along with the most current, award-winning literature from the past year.

By filling our classroom library shelves with these wonderful, diverse novels, I hope to foster a love of reading that extends beyond students' time in our classroom.

I believe that the gains found in inspiring students to develop a love of reading will be seen not only in my English Language Arts classroom but across other content areas as well. I plan to conduct "book previews" of each novel so students can develop their own sense of their book "tastes."

As students develop their identities as readers, they will naturally begin to dive right in to reading - and these new books will spark that enthusiasm!

Ms. Synold
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 85 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pax • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Echo • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Kids of Kabul • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Home of the Brave • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ban This Book: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Al Capone Does My Homework (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Orphan Island • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Moo: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna (Biography) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
One Half from the East • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
Unbound • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Schooled • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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