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Ms. O'Connor from Gaston NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Falling in Love With Reading

My students need a variety of books to spark their interest in reading and hopefully light a fire for a love of reading that never extinguishes.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 8th grade students are extremely curious individuals. Coming from a low-income area, they have learned to make do with very little.

My students are tenacious and truly work to make their voices heard.

These students push every day to lead their school, love one another, and lift up their communities. I see such progress every day and hope their striving for knowledge never quits.

At school, we push to be the constant in their lives, and I make sure to give whatever I can to help them grow each day.

My Project

My first year teaching, I had the privilege of teaching a book club. The young men and women in the book club read a wide array of novels and other literature. However, these students do not always get the access to these books due to lack of resources. I keep a library in my math room, and try to keep it stocked with reading material from every genre.

The students are entranced by the stories that would come alive from the written word, but don't always have stories that speak to their life and culture.

Students read for pleasure, necessity, and to escape. Sadly, my library has been read through, and I need to update the books so that my students can continue to read different types of literature.

Ms. O'Connor
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $6.58 4 $26.32
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 2 $15.08
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Alchemist, The • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.58 2 $11.16
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.28 1 $10.28
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.98 2 $9.96
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 2 $9.96
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $7.38 1 $7.38
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Speak • AKJ Education $6.17 1 $6.17
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $6.13 1 $6.13
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $5.93 1 $5.93
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) • AKJ Education $2.96 2 $5.92
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ender's game • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 1 $5.68
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Mouse and the Motorcycle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $5.05 1 $5.05
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.92 1 $4.92
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21

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