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Mr. Haas from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing the Dynamics of Reading with John Green!

My students need books written by John Green such as; 13 copies of "The Fault in Our Stars," 13 copies of "An Abundance of Katherines," 14 copies of "Looking for Alaska" and 14 copies of "Paper Towns."

  • $509 goal

This project expired on August 4, 2014.

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My Students

How can we expect a student to be interested in reading if they can not relate to the story? Within the last few years many coming of age stories have been written that have drastically changed literature. These books will take my students on journeys that will make them think, reevaluate and learn!

My students are 12 individuals with emotional disturbances who have been hit truly hard by budget cuts and by the pressure exerted on them because of the shift in education!

My students are reluctant readers who do not want to read the same old stories, by the same old authors as I am told day in and day out! These books will not only take students on adventures of a lifetime, but will also appeal to them as books they have never read before that are high interest. My students say they like to read books that they can relate to and they most certainly can relate to these coming of age stories. I tell my students everyday that books will take them on a journey if they just give it a chance! Give my reluctant readers a chance to take this journey that not only will improve their emerging reading skills, but teach them life lessons as well!

My Project

The materials I am requesting are: 13 copies The Fault in Our Stars 14 copies of Paper Towns 14 copies of Looking for Alaska 13 copies of An Abundance of Katherines These books will take my students on many different coming of age journeys where they will learn about kids their age who are going through the same struggles they are. While highly drawn into these books, my students will also be drastically improving their reading skills!

As a donor, do you want to make a difference?

I bet you do! How can you do this you say? Take the time to make the difference in the lives of my students. Give my students the chance to read books that they like, that they want and that change their lives. I wake up every single day challenging myself to change the lives of my students and one of the best ways I can do this is by giving them the newest/most popular books that will make them want to read and improve their futures!

Mr. Haas
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon $9.00 13 $117.00
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon $8.99 13 $116.87
Looking for Alaska • Amazon $5.94 14 $83.16
Paper Towns • Amazon $5.64 14 $78.96

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