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

Building Lifelong Lovers of Reading...One Book at a Time

My students need access to a variety of books in order to compete in our annual book competition as well to strengthen their independent reading mastery.

  • $416 goal

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My Students

Our Title I public school aims to provide students with a quality education that transforms students into life-long learners, critical thinkers, and influential members of society. Our students are constantly challenged with thinking outside of their comfort zone and putting their community first. While our school is able to provide various activities for students to practice leadership skills, it is very important that I also provide my students with a library of books that open up their minds to more than just what they see around them.

Our students are compassionate, aware of their world around them, and want to make a difference in society.

They are already developing their leadership skills in their classrooms. As a reading teacher, I understand the power of putting books into the hands of students. Even though the socioeconomic status of our school does not look like that of a private school, our students are enthusiastic about their learning inside and outside of the classroom. Their desire to learn and use their knowledge to transform the world around them is inspiring.

My Project

The selection of books I have chosen serve multiple purposes for my students. This particular selection of books will be used to prepare our middle school Battle of the Books team for competition in the spring. However, these books reach our students beyond this academic club. This selection of books provides students with a variety of genres, mediums, and reading levels.

With this set of books, students will be able to confidently select books that they will be interested in, that meet their individual reading needs, and that they'll want to share with their peers.

There is truly nothing more exciting than watching a student become emotionally invested in a book. Having students come up to me and tell me about a journey they just went on or a character they really connected to is what makes being a teacher so rewarding. By giving students the substantial and diverse selection of books they deserve, I am able to reach them and grow them as readers and instill in them a passion for reading that will carry them through the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Hollar
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team • Amazon Business $11.19 2 $22.38
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.00 2 $22.00
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.54 2 $17.08
Paper Things • Amazon Business $8.41 2 $16.82
All of the Above • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
Under the Mesquite • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.90 2 $13.80
Deathwatch • Amazon Business $6.84 2 $13.68
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Diamonds in the Shadow • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Ashes to Asheville • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Between Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Incarceron • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Nine Pound Hammer (The Clockwork Dark, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Wild Things • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everlost (The Skinjacker Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins) • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Cinder • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
White Fang • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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