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Mr. Baer from Van Nuys CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Adult Books Students Can't Resist

Help me give my students books like Bronxwood, Scythe and Ready Player One.

  • $439 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from extremely diverse backgrounds.There are students who have fled war-torn countries such as the Ukraine, Russia and Israel to first generation Mexican-Americans, to students dealing with Asperger's, a myriad of learning disabilities and even a student who is in the advanced stages of Muscular Dystrophy. Through all their struggles and anxiety, they are extremely resilient and come to school every day with hopes of a better future. Many are new to reading. Often they'll tell me they haven't read a complete book since they were in elementary school.

My Project

I am a voracious reader of young adult novels, and I am almost always able to find books for even the most reluctant reader. Former students who used to hate books are constantly coming to me for recommendations and to borrow books. Through this donation for books that my students love, I hope to continue to be a resource to students who are waiting for the right book that speaks to them and makes them see that reading (instead of being just another boring activity that is a necessary skill for the job market) provides a universal experience and helps us to understand more about humanity and the human condition. Books like "Luna" and "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" accomplish this goal.

Mr. Baer
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Criminal Minded A Novel • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
Ready Player One • AKJ Education $11.68 2 $23.36
Bronxwood • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Scythe • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Go Ask Alice • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Rules of Attraction • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Go Ask Alice • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Tyrell • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Thunderhead • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Naturals ((The Naturals #1)) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Naturals ((The Naturals #1)) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Execution Escape from Furnace 5 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Snitch • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Solitary Escape from Furnace 2 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Lockdown Escape from Furnace 1 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Fugitives Escape from Furnace 4 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Death Sentence Escape from Furnace 3 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Dope Sick • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Killer Instinct • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Perfect Chemistry • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Killer Instinct • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Black and White • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Rikers High • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rucker Park Setup • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Rooftop • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Fallen • AKJ Education $5.00 1 $5.00
Brothers in Arms • AKJ Education $3.65 1 $3.65
Schooled - Bluford Series #15 (Townsend) • AKJ Education $3.65 1 $3.65
The Bully • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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