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Mr. Foley from Bloomington IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Students High Interest Books and They Will Read!

My students need 50+ high interest books to motivate them to read, because those students who read more often end up reading better!

  • $908 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There is a place for classic literature in our high schools, but we forget that students also like to read young adult literature and graphic novels. Unfortunately, students are reading less than ever before. I believe this is so because high interest books are not being placed in their hands.

I teach high school English where our population is considered fifty percent low socioeconomic status.

We have great students, but they face incredible difficulties outside of school. Reading at home, especially for leisure, is not always a realistic possibility. Even so, I've seen it again and again: put a good book in their hands, give them time, and they will read it. But, the only place many of them have access to high interest books is at the school. They need high interest books at their disposal!

My Project

I've chosen books that are proven winners in the eyes of students. Because my students range from third grade reading levels to post-high school reading levels, the books I've requested are quite varied. However, every one of them is a high interest book that students will devour! Best of all, I allow my students to check these books out directly from my classroom library. They keep them until they are finished. My goal is to get students reading again, because students who read become adults who read, and we need more people reading in our great nation. With your help, we can get kids reading again!

I am a firm believer in family literacy.

I believe that parents who read have children who read. By providing these high interest books to teenagers, they will realize that reading is fun and continue reading into adulthood and one day encourage their own children to read. But it has to start with us. We must put not only classic literature in their hands, but also books that they actually want to read, books that they will be excited to read, books that will make a lifelong impression!

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

This project will reach 150 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Infernal Devices • AKJ Books $43.79 1 $43.79
The Matched Trilogy • AKJ Books $39.40 1 $39.40
Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set Suzanne Collins • AKJ Books $39.40 1 $39.40
11/22/63 • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
The Complete Maus: A Survivor''s Tale • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
Under the Dome • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
The Beautiful Creatures Collection • AKJ Books $21.89 1 $21.89
World War Z / the Zombie Survival Guide • AKJ Books $21.86 1 $21.86
Freakonomics • AKJ Books $21.86 1 $21.86
Outliers: The Story of Success • AKJ Books $20.43 1 $20.43
Batman • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Thor God of Thunder 1 • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Batman: Hush Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Batman • AKJ Books $16.78 1 $16.78
The Dark Knight Returns • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Dark Victory • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Superman • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
A Brief History of Montmaray • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Superman • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
The 5th Wave • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Superman • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Trinity • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Seraphina • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Graveyard Book • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Code Name Verity • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Superfreakonomics • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
When the Game Was Ours • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Slaughterhouse-five • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Kraven''s Last Hunt • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Batman • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Year One • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
Red Planet • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Lost Boy: A Foster Child''s Search for the Love of a Family • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Go Ask Alice • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Feed • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Tyrell • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Jordan Rules: The Inside Story of a Turbulent Season with Mi • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Skin I''m In • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi Boys • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Sunshine • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
It Happened to Nancy: A True Story from the Diary of a Teena • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shattered • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Brothers in Arms • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Blood is Thicker • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Secrets in the Shadows (SCHOL) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Someone to Love Me • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bully (Bluford High Series #5) Paul Langan • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Payback (The Gun) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Fallen • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Search for Safety • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
No Way Out • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Summer of Secrets • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Lost and Found • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
A Matter of Trust • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Until We Meet Again (Bluford High Series #7) Anne Schraff, A • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

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