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Mrs. Hamner from Carnesville GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What a Novel Idea!

Help me give my students new and exciting books for our classroom bookshelf.

  • $342 goal

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My Students

My students are a group of individuals who represent a typical rural community in Northeast Georgia. Many of my students do not have the means to purchase their own supplies, as our school is a Title I School. Our middle school is an integral piece of the community because our students depend on ways that the school can help them.

My students do not let their circumstances dictate their life choices, instead they come to school ready to learn so that they can make a difference in the world.

My students believe in the power of education and the way that education can effect change in individuals, families, and communities because they have seen this change happen in their own lives. I am encouraged every day by their hard work and endurance.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my students' learning because they will be able to finish series books that they love and begin new series books by authors they have not met yet. They will grow to love the characters in their novels and find that the themes resonate with their own lives. Our titles include Roller Girl, Stamped, Extraordinary Means, Side Effects May Vary, and Dear Evan Hansen. Students will be able to read these books for pleasure, for research projects, for literary essays, book comprehension competitions, and Socratic discussions.

Because of the belonging they find in these books, my students will be better equipped to be their truest selves.

Having new books for our 8th grade library will allow our students to see that they are valued, accepted, and powerful because they will see characters like them who are valued, accepted, and powerful in their books.

Mrs. Hamner
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3) (Pandava Series (3)) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Teen Titans: Raven • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Renegades • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
180 Seconds • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Extraordinary Means • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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