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Ms. Robertson from Ahoskie NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Can't Buy Happiness But You Can Buy books!

My students need books to relate with and take them places!

  • $356 goal

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My Students

I teach English at a Title I school in rural northeast North Carolina where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. My students range in reading levels and I'm working on getting them to love reading. I grew up having my own collection of books, and some of my students have been kicked out with just the clothes on their backs. They have come to me with a hatred of reading and I have made it my mission to get these students to enjoy reading. I teach students that vary in learning abilities from those that are reading on a low elementary level to those that are reading on above grade levels. My classes are 95% African American and the opportunities available to my students are apparent. I want these students to see that reading is a way to escape their everyday lives and reading is a key to get them places in life.

My Project

My students need to be engaged and a good book can get them there. I spend all of my extra money on books at yard sales and bookstores to keep my classroom collection growing. We need books that my students can relate to. They come from all different backgrounds and struggles and need to be able to make connections as they read so they can get lost in a book! My project last year have my students a place to get comfy with the purchase of beanbag chairs but now we need more reading materials to get lost in! Some titles are:The Bluford High Series, Eleanor and Park and more.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Bluford Series (all 20 books) • AKJ Education $80.30 1 $80.30
Walter Dean Myers (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.01 1 $68.01
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set • AKJ Education $41.59 1 $41.59
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Between Shades of Gray • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
If I Ever Get Out of Here • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Defining Dulcie • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Die Laughing • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50
Thursday's Child • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50
Last Lobo • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50

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