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Mrs. Kraus from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Hunger for Books Part II

My students need 36 copies of "The Hunger Games" so each of them can have a book and be encouraged to become readers and critical thinkers.

  • $382 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2010.

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My Students

Have you ever found a book that you couldn't put down, but you had to because your teacher didn't have enough copies of the book for everyone? This year, I'm excited because my kids are getting to read a new and exciting book, but I don't have enough copies yet for each student to borrow one.

Although my students come from various backgrounds and home situations, most of my students are considered low income and cannot afford to purchase quality copies of books on their own--books that would challenge not only their reading level but also their thinking.

My students are considered advanced, but several of them do not enjoy reading at this point mainly because they haven't found the right books. My students like to be challenged and enjoy dealing with contemporary issues like those presented in the book I am requesting. My kids are middle schoolers who have big dreams and goals for their lives but need the abilities and experiences to achieve those goals and become thoughtful critical thinkers that impact their communities. Right now, they are changing our school, later their high schools, then their college campuses, and finally their families and local communities. Please help me allow each child to borrow a copy of this amazing book to begin that transformation.

My Project

Thirty six copies of the novel The Hunger Games will help develop a love for reading in my students. These books and subsequent discussions will help my students develop an understanding of current social issues such as homelessness and poverty (issues that aren't that far from their own lives)and allow them to develop empathy and/or a willingness to help combat these issues later in their lives. Also, the themes in this book will help students become critical thinkers who don't just stand by as their peers make poor decisions; accordingly, it will encourage them to evaluate the consequences of their decisions and actions, allowing them to be self-conscious of their impact on others. Ultimately, this novel will enhance not only their reading skills but also their consciousness of social issues and social responsibility. I want my students to be able to think for themselves and become life long readers and learners. I believe I can do this by putting actual books in their hands.

Putting a book in each child's hand shows them that reading is an important activity that each and every person should practice regularly.

It also shows them that we as teachers believe that their reading skills are important enough to invest in providing every student with a copy of the book. Please help me show my students the importance of reading and critical thinking by helping me purchase 38 copies of The Hunger Games.

Mrs. Kraus
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $7.68 36 $276.48

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