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Mrs. Kessler from Willard NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Can Make a Difference in Their Lives!

My students need a collection of books they can relate to.

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Title 1 school in a rural community. Many of my students struggle to purchase regular school supplies, and they have very few resources at home to assist in learning. I have been at this school for 2 years, and I was surprised by how many students have never been to our public library. They either don't have transportation or their parent(s) are unwilling to take them. My students know they may come to my room to find books. It is important for me to make sure I have books that they can relate to.

I have been surprised by how many of my middle school students say they have never read a whole book on their own.

These children need to learn about the world outside of their immediate surroundings. They need to read about people who have overcome obstacles, who have broken families, who have lost both parents, who are in foster care, etc.

My Project

Putting these books in the hands of my students is crucial to helping them be successful readers. To help reach my students, I have book talks on Fridays to expose them to different genres and different authors. They are becoming interested in books they would never have looked at before. Novels like "Solo" and "Crossover" use modern-day themes to engage preteens and teenagers. Authors like Reynolds and Alexander are positively influencing kids to get out in this world and make a difference. My students are very interested in graphic novels, and I've included a few of these on this dream list. These are the types of books I need in my classroom. These are the books that can change my students' perceptions about reading.

Let's get engaging novels in their hands, so they can get off their phones and "plug into" a good book.

I want to make my class library a refuge for these kids. In order to do that, I need your help.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Marissa Meyer Lunar Chronicles Series Collection 4 Books Set- Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
The Mortal Instruments, the Complete Collection(City of Bones/ City of Ashes/ City of Glass/ City of Fallen Angels/ City of Lost Souls/ City of Heavenly Fire) • Amazon Business $36.64 1 $36.64
Speak • Amazon Business $7.09 5 $35.45
Trash • Amazon Business $9.18 3 $27.54
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
The Girl with the Silver Eyes • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Since You've Been Gone • Amazon Business $4.07 3 $12.21
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Math, Logic, and Wordplay • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Michael Vey 5: Storm of Lightning • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Boy Who Knew Everything • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection (The Lunar Chronicles) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Fever 1793 • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles) • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
Something Upstairs • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Extraordinary Means • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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