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Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Adult Fiction Mania!

My students need novels that are interesting and written for their grade level.

  • $198 goal

This project expired on April 3, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember curling up under your covers on a chilly night with a book you just couldn't put down? Well, the books my students and I selected for this project are all ones which they would like added to our classroom library which they researched and would love to read.

My eighth graders are primarily students who attend a predominantly Latino school with a population of 98.9 low-income families, located in a Chicago neighborhood in the middle of two rival gangs who are in a power struggle for territory.

My students travel to school surrounded by graffiti, drunks, and dreary-looking and depressing environments but they persevere and look forward to being in school.....our attendance rate is 97.5

My Project

With iPads, iPods, Facebook, video games, and texting, I have struggled the first two weeks of school to get my students to pick up a book on their own and read over the weekends. Well, with much patience and perseverance.....I have succeeded in 'hooking' my students to read independently. Unfortunately, I have more students and not enough books in my classroom library for them to check out and the chilly Chicago nights have now approached and many of them are requesting to take out extra books to read for the dark and cold weekends. Assist me in converting the few non-readers I still have to be avid readers for a lifetime by sponsoring our project.

A good book can take one to far away countries and adventures without ever leaving your home!

Help me by making a contribution to our project so all of my 120 students can take a journey by reading and be part of creating avid readers for life!

Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cinder • AKJ Books $29.19 1 $29.19
Hallowed • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Shadow and Bone • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Immortal Gillian Shields • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Bitterblue • AKJ Books $18.21 1 $18.21
Pandemonium • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
City of Lost Souls • AKJ Books $29.19 1 $29.19
Incarnate • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13

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