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Ms. Hancock from Christi TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

When You Give a Child a Book...

Help me give my students books they will WANT to read and won't want to put down! I am starting from scratch for a classroom library and want to build it up so that my kids have options.

  • $1,063 goal

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My Students

My students are great, but there is so much they need in order to be successful. Being in a Title I district has allowed for some great resources over the years, but the kids have jumped from one program to the next and have experienced some gaps.

My students are some of the most spirited kids you'll ever meet.

The love of reading starts with one engaging book. It's easy to remember when I fell in love with reading--it started with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." I want my students to have that same memory one day. They are constantly building up their abilities, but they need books in order to do that. They just need some help getting to the levels of success I know they're capable of!

My Project

I have chosen popular, award-winning young adult novels that will be engaging for my students. I chose books that I know my students will love and want to read. My goal is to find books that my students won't want to stop reading.

These books will be a pillar in my classroom during our daily choice reading time!

I am lacking shelves in my room for books right now, so I am asking for a couple shelves to house our new classroom library so that these books will have a place to live. We read daily, and having books in my classroom readily available for my students to browse and read will be a game-changer! A love of reading starts with one engaging text.

Ms. Hancock
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Stories (14 bk set) • AKJ Education $134.50 1 $134.50
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Informational Texts: History and Social Studies (6 bk set) • AKJ Education $105.46 1 $105.46
Cirque Du Freak (12 bk set) • AKJ Education $101.67 1 $101.67
Sauder Beginnings 3-Shelf Bookcase, Highland Oak • Amazon Business $36.58 2 $73.16
Drama High (9 bk set) • AKJ Education $70.78 1 $70.78
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $65.04 1 $65.04
District 13 (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $59.49 1 $59.49
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Drama (6 bk set) • AKJ Education $50.39 1 $50.39
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Informational Texts: Language Arts (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $35.14 1 $35.14
Maximum Ride (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $25.43 1 $25.43
Matched (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $24.67 1 $24.67
Stargirl/Love, Stargirl Paperback Box Set • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
The Paper Magician • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Girl out of Water • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
Stargirl (Stargirl Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The List • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
What to Say Next • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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