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Ms. Solt from Loveland CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Read . . .

Help me give my students books they've asked for by name for our classroom library.

  • $445 goal

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My Students

It is common to hear adults criticize the youth of today and to hone in on what is wrong with this generation, but I feel privileged every day to work with today's youth and this generation of teenagers who are thoughtful, caring, and preparing to serve as competent and informed leaders in our communities, nation, and world. There is so much "right" happening in this generation, and my students are prime examples of this.

My students are creators, makers, thinkers, and collaborators, they just don't always know it yet.

They come from diverse economic backgrounds, and many live in poverty. Most of them have never experienced an English/language arts classroom that requires them to ask the important questions, to control the direction of the course, to learn how to manage their time, and to use the design-thinking model and readers'/writers' workshops to uniquely respond to the world in which they live. However, this experience is exactly what they find in my classroom because it is important that they learn the skills, practice the skills, and feel confident in these skills to make a positive life for themselves and a difference in the world. After all, this generation is going places!

My Project

I asked my students to make lists of books that are not currently in our classroom library that they would like to read. We also explored a library app's analysis of our classroom library to discover where the holes are in the variety that we offer. This is the original list of books submitted.

The students in this classroom read independently throughout the school year to increase their stamina, rate, complexity, scope, and, most importantly, love for reading.

Adding books to our classroom library puts books at their fingertips and gives them access to new and relevant titles, fiction and non-fiction alike. Help us grow lifelong readers!

Ms. Solt
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Novel Approach: Whole-Class Novels, Student-Centered Teaching, and Choice • Amazon Business $24.80 1 $24.80
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $21.91 1 $21.91
Internment • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Zafir (Through My Eyes) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Reviving Extinct Species (Sci-Fi or STEM?) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The History of Tattoos and Body Modification (Body Arts: The History of Tattooing and Body Modification) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Homegoing • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
March: Book One • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Orphan Train • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Someday, Somewhere • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
The Future of Us • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Girl from the Well • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Then She Was Gone: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas) • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
The Woman in the Window: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
All Fall Down (Embassy Row, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Grim Tuesday (Keys to the Kingdom #2) (The Keys to the Kingdom) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Girl on the Train • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Gone Girl: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
Bang! ((repackage)) • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

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