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Mrs. Hayes from Altus OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing Lives One Book at a Time...

My students need a wide array of books including In Cold Blood, The Long Way Home, and The Fault in our Stars to improve literacy.

  • $798 goal

This project expired on December 9, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember the first time you read a really good book and got lost in the story? I want my students to have the opportunity to get lost in their stories. I want them to fall in love with literature and become better readers and writers as a result.

My students are part of our alternative education program.

Our school is made up of students who are not successful in the traditional classroom. Many of them work until late at night and then get up to come to school in the morning. They are providing for families and many of them are parents themselves. My students need flexibility and the ability to work at their own pace. However, they understand how incredibly important a diploma is and they work hard to ensure they have that opportunity for themselves.

My Project

Right now the library in our classroom consists of books from the 80's and that hold no interest for my students. When it is time to pick a book to read they find it incredibly frustrating. My students need the options to pick books that are exciting and interesting to them. They need this not only to allow them the opportunities to enhance their reading and writing abilities, but also to provide them a place to escape the pressures of their own lives. Reading is such an important part not only of education, but of life. I want my students to have choices and opportunity especially when it comes to book choices.

Reading gives us better understanding of life around us.

I believe that my students will become not only better students but better members of our community by having access to a better library of books. I believe giving them more choices will enhance the environment of our classroom and students will be more likely to continue their reading journeys far beyond just our classroom.

Mrs. Hayes
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Wicked: The Second Collection: Wicked, Killer, Heartless, Wanted • AKJ Books $24.08 1 $24.08
Gossip Girl Collection • AKJ Books $24.08 1 $24.08
A Long Way Gone • AKJ Books $17.52 1 $17.52
CRANK: Crank and Glass Ellen Hopkins • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Life Without Limits • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Fight Club • AKJ Books $13.46 1 $13.46
We Were Liars • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Bruiser Neal Shusterman • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Outliers • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Help • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Parttime Indian • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
No Disrespect • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
In Cold Blood • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Book Thief - pb • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Leftovers • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Lost Boy: A Foster Child''s Search for the Love of a Family • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Impulse • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Uglies • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Where She Went • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Madapple • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
If I Stay - PB • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Skinny • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Red Riding Hood • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Sweet Little Lies (L. A Candy Series #2) Lauren Conrad • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Paper Towns • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Adoration of Jenna Fox • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Breathless • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Monster • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Liar • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Speak • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Divergent • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Chinese Handcuffs Chris Crutcher • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Breathing Underwater • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Go Ask Alice • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Exit Strategy • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Problem Solved • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Dark Secrets-Urban Underground • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
How to Ruin My Teenage Life • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Pressing Hard (Perry Skky Jr. Series #2) Stephanie Perry Moo • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Back Norah McClintock • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
All in • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Among the Brave (TEEN) • AKJ Books $7.20 1 $7.20
The Dragon''s Lair (TEEN) • AKJ Books $7.18 1 $7.18
The Disappeared (TEEN) • AKJ Books $6.80 1 $6.80
The Mockingbirds • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Saving Juliet • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
You Know Where to Find Me Rachel Cohn • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Dope Sick • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Rage • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Willow: It''s Hard to Keep a Secret When it''s Written All Ove • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Necessary Roughness Marie G. Lee • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Chasing Normal (TEEN) • AKJ Books $6.40 1 $6.40
13: A Novel (TEEN) • AKJ Books $6.36 1 $6.36
See Jane Run • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Nick and Norah''s Infinite Playlist • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Coldest Winter Ever • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Street Pharm • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Inexcusable • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Young Landlords • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
On the Fringe • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bucking the Sarge • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Rifle • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Buried Onions • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
You Are So Undead to Me (TEEN) • AKJ Books $3.15 1 $3.15
L8R, G8R (Internet Girls) (TEEN) • AKJ Books $3.13 1 $3.13
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl • AKJ Books $2.92 1 $2.92
Bitten (TEEN) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Ten Rules (Flight 29) (TEEN) • AKJ Books $2.10 1 $2.10
Flight 29 Down: On Fire (TEEN) • AKJ Books $2.10 1 $2.10
Flight 29 Down: Survival (TEEN) • AKJ Books $2.10 1 $2.10
Ttyl (Internet Girl) (TEEN) • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00
Ttfn (Internet Girl) (TEEN) • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00

Materials cost

$590.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$677.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.56

Total project goal

$797.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$797.09

1 Donor

-$338.77

Donations toward project cost

-$338.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$398.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$338.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$59.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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