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Mrs. Nation from Heber City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Highly Desired Books for High Schoolers!

Help me give my students high interest books that they'll be excited to read that will help address their pandemic-impacted learning!

  • $992 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each year that I teach high school English, I am happily blown away by the diverse and vast interest my students have when it comes to reading. I teach students from all different walks of life, and all who have a different story to tell. As their teacher, I celebrate their interests, and I make it a goal to have at least one book within my classroom that can reach them.

It has been hard teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when it comes to reading.

Many times, because of students testing positive, quarantine, etc, it has been physically impossible to get my students to class, and therefore, I have seen their reading skills dip. I am participating in this Donors Choose project to request resources to support my students' well-being, as well as address the impacts of their interrupted education and learning from the past two years due to COVID-19.

My Project

During the pandemic, one of the hardest skills that has been difficult to teach and promote has been reading. Usually, when students are present in class I am able to promote and highlight many different high-interest books for students, and typically they are checked out that same day. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students' desire to read has gone down, mainly because they are not in an environment where they are surrounded by books, nor supported in a way to help develop their reading skills.

The books that I have requested for this project will specifically help my high-schoolers find joy and excitement in reading again.

Despite my students going through another round testing positive and needing to quarantine, I am doing my best at creating digital content that highlights and promotes high-interest books for students to check out when they return back to school. The majority of the books that I requested in this project were student selected as books they want to read, and I hope that in creating this project I can help address their emotional needs and mental well-being by providing them with good literature that drives them to want more. I believe that if I have good, high-interest books for my students to read, I can help bridge the reading learning gap that many of them are facing because of the pandemic.

Mrs. Nation
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 250 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry • Amazon Business $12.99 10 $129.90
These Deadly Games • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Belladonna • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
In the Ballroom with the Candlestick: A Clue Mystery, Book Three • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Junk Boy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
In Real Life • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games, 3) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
That Way Madness Lies: 15 of Shakespeare's Most Notable Works Reimagined • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Steelstriker (Skyhunter Duology) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable, 1) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
In the Wild Light • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Cytonic (The Skyward Series) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Priory of the Orange Tree • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Our Violent Ends (These Violent Delights) • Amazon Business $15.67 1 $15.67
Aurora's End (The Aurora Cycle) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
The Prison Healer • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Anatomy: A Love Story • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
For the Wolf (Volume 1) (The Wilderwood, 1) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I Must Betray You • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Spinning Silver: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Roxy • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Deepfake • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Infinity Courts (1) • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
My Contrary Mary (The Lady Janies) • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Lakesedge (World at the Lake's Edge Duology) • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Sheets (1) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
To Kill a Curse (A Lingering Sea Novel Book 1) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Down Comes the Night: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Royal Replicas • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Rash • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Greythorne (The Bloodleaf Trilogy) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Nimona • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
All This Time • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
You'll Be the Death of Me • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Pumpkinheads • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Under a Painted Sky • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Missing Season • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Last of Her Name • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Kingdom of Back • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
An Affair of Poisons • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Rebel Spy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters, 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Good Girls • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Even If We Break • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29

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