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Mr. Warden from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want To Read! Help Fund Our Classroom Library!

My students need 34 engaging texts for our classroom library!

  • $400 goal

This project expired on February 14, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever had the urge to go to the book store or library because you've exhausted your selection at home? My students are right there with you! Our classroom library is growing less and less appetizing as students are devouring novels like there's nothing to it.

I teach 8th grade Language Arts (a combination of Reading and Writing) at a college prep charter school.

Approximately 90% of our students are low-income and 99% are African-American. They are extremely intelligent and capable, and they always covet opportunities to read great texts.

My Project

I am requesting over 35 high-interest novels to add to our class library. They are all adolescent appropriate texts, and many of the titles came directly from a survey in which I asked my students, "If you could go to Borders and have one book that you have not read, what would it be?"

In my classroom we talk a lot about "malleable intelligence" -- or the idea that our brains can grow by reading.

My students are well aware of the scientific research that backs this idea and are chomping at the bit. WE WANT TO READ!

Mr. Warden
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #5) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $9.99 1 $9.99
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #4), Vol. 4 Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
The Host Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $9.99 1 $9.99
Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $9.39 1 $9.39
Tyrell Coe Booth • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Just Another Hero Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Hotlanta Mitzi Miller, Denene Millner • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
If Only You Knew (Hotlanta Series) Denene Millner, Mitzi Miller • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
What Goes Around Denene Millner, Mitzi Miller • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Low Red Moon Ivy Devlin • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
The Things a Brother Knows Dana Reinhardt • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Monster High Lisi Harrison • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Accomplice Eireann Corrigan • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
The Eternal Ones: What If Love Refused to Die? Kirsten Miller • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Crossing the Tracks Barbara Stuber • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Two-Minute Drill (Comeback Kids Series) Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Contender Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Hoops Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.55 1 $5.55
Pop Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Ball Don't Lie Matt de la Pena • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Box Out John Coy • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Beautiful Creatures Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Fire Kristin Cashore • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
If I Stay Gayle Forman • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
On the Court with... Kobe Bryant Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26

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