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Mr. Buck from Lawrenceville GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Where My Girls At?

My students need to see 27 examples of women writers who are creating fiction that is captivating and relevant to their lives. I encourage the young women in my class to be leaders, and I am confident that they can help me make reading cool.

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Whether they realize it or not, the young women in my class are the greatest resource I have. They are the source of "what's cool" and "what's important" in my 8th grade language arts class. It is only with their help that I can create the kind of atmosphere we need in our school. We struggle against a culture that doesn't value reading and we work to capture the attention of a generation that, frankly, are very different than the kids I grew up with. Fortunately, there is a generation of amazing female writers like Stephenie Meyers and Sarah Dessen that have had amazing success capturing the imagination of teenagers. With the young women in my classes reading these fantastically addictive books, they will set a tone on our team. If the girls carry books, and talk about books, the boys are sure to follow. It's an age-old phenomenon and one that I am not afraid to exploit! With the fall of the first domino, it is my hope that reading will sweep even faster across my team. To be a great reader is to have a bright future. I have no doubt that the equation is really that simple. With your gift, you will provide the kind of materials that will help build great readers. These books, that kids can't put down, are the help I need to get involved in building great people.

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gossip Girl: The Third Collection Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
Uglies Box Set (Uglies, Pretties, Specials) [3 Volume Set] Scott Westerfeld • Barnes and Noble $20.79 1 $20.79
Eclipse Special Edition Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 3 $41.97
The Carlyles (Gossip Girl, The Carlyles Series #1) Cecily Von Ziegesar, Annabelle Vestry • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Spellbound Janet McDonald • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Feeling Sorry for Celia Jaclyn Moriarty • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Year of Secret Assignments Jaclyn Moriarty • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
That Summer Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
This Lullaby Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Someone Like You Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Just Listen Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Dreamland Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Truth about Forever Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Prom Nights from Hell Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Lauren Myracle, Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 3 $29.67
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 3 $29.67
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $14.94 3 $44.82
Gossip Girl: The Second Collection Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $23.99 1 $23.99
Gossip Girl Collection (Boxed Set) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $27.89 1 $27.89

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