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Ms. Stepp from Hope Mills NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Them What They Want - Teens Read Too!

My students need new fiction titles in the library, such as “Tyler Johnson Was Here” and “Monday’s Not Coming.”

  • $509 goal

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My Students

Our students are bright and capable young men and women, eager to learn and socialize. We try to provide many opportunities for them to come together and work as teams, inside and outside of the classroom, to improve their skills and best prepare them for a future of human interaction.

Our high school is located in North Carolina and is largely populated by the children of our military stationed here and overseas.

We are a high needs school, serving a low-income population. With North Carolina school budgets being cut in every department, we no longer have enough funding for extra materials and look to you, dear donors, to aid in the education of all these bright young men and women.

My Project

This selection of reading materials covers a wide range of topics, appealing to a large spectrum of our students. They have been carefully selected for recommended reading. Not only are these books award winning and listed on multiple national organizations best of lists, but there are also titles that our students have shown a particular interest in reading. For example, several of these titles are a part of a series, such as “The Brink of Darkness” and "The Crown’s Game.” The popularity of these series creates a high demand among our students. Providing our students the newest, most popular books ensures the success of the library. We like to keep them coming back for more!

Books are vital to young adults, offering thoughtful interpretations of the world and humanity.

They are empowering and mind expanding, helping not only with our understanding of our daily lives, but with the vocabulary and context in which we assess ourselves. Studies have shown that teenagers who read books regularly, do significantly better on tests and have improved memory function. Research also suggests that reading can work as a serious stress reliever. Of course, the most important thing is offering students books they WANT to read, which is why we strive to keep the latest new releases on the library shelves.

Our students are eager to read, and we ask you to help us provide them with a quality alternative to television, video games, and roaming the streets. Let's give them something to think about. Let's give them the gift of reading!

Ms. Stepp
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
City of Bastards (Royal Bastards) • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
Contagion • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Campfire • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Royal Bastards • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Tess of the Road • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Brink of Darkness (The Edge of Everything) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas) • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Dance of Thieves • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Grace and Fury • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Reflection: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Bird and the Blade • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Impossibility of Us • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Like Never and Always • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
These Rebel Waves • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Onyx & Ivory • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Crown's Fate (Crown's Game) • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Windfall • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
A Girl Like That • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kissing Max Holden • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
American Panda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Crown's Game • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Did I Mention I Miss You? (Did I Mention I Love You (DIMILY)) • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Did I Mention I Love You? (Did I Mention I Love You (DIMILY)) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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