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Mrs. Cox from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hook Books!

Help me give my students nearly 50 high-interest, browsable nonfiction titles that will give them a positive association with a book, regardless of their reading level.

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our 7th-12th grade students come from a variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds. Our halls are filled with immigrants who just moved to this country, as well as Native Alaskans whose families have been here for centuries.

It's important that all students, regardless of their reading level, have a positive experience with a book.

Sometimes students claim that they don't like to read, but the reality is that they have not yet found the right book. The best option for many of these students is high-interest nonfiction. These "hook books," as I like to call them, can set students on a path of inquiry and literacy.

My Project

Students who struggle with reading often dread library visits and quiet reading time, but high interest, non-fiction titles can change that mindset. If we give students books about topics they enjoy, they will happily browse these titles and make a positive association with a book.

High interest nonfiction books can help decrease behavior problems while increasing literacy.

Titles about sports, Minecraft, mythology, world records, the military, animals, and video games can win over even the most reluctant of readers. These areas of the library are very popular, and we never have enough books to serve all the students who flock to read them.

This grant would fund nearly 50 additional titles for our shelves, giving more variety and selection to our students. Help me hook students into reading with these new books!

Mrs. Cox
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare • Amazon Business $55.37 1 $55.37
Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide • Amazon Business $36.97 1 $36.97
Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide, 3rd Edition • Amazon Business $29.28 1 $29.28
Wildlife of the World (Dk Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $27.60 1 $27.60
Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor • Amazon Business $27.19 1 $27.19
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $26.44 1 $26.44
National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals • Amazon Business $23.77 1 $23.77
Guinness World Records 2019 • Amazon Business $20.27 1 $20.27
Smithsonian: Battles that Changed History • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!: 12 classic scenes as you've never seen them before! • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! A Century Of Strange! • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
Dinosaur!: Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Prehistoric Creatures as You've Never Seen Them Befo (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $18.66 1 $18.66
History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age • Amazon Business $18.02 1 $18.02
Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Big Book of WHO Football (Revised & Updated) (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
The Planets: The Definitive Visual Guide to Our Solar System • Amazon Business $17.07 1 $17.07
The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals: Packed full of your Most-Loved Animal Friends • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
Teen Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Life Your Own • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters: An A - Z Book of Tips and Tricks the Official Guides Don't Teach You • Amazon Business $16.65 1 $16.65
Big Book of WHO Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Big Book of WHO Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Gaming Records • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book: Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Where's Waldo? In Hollywood: Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Where's Waldo?: Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Complete Dream Book: Discover What Your Dreams Reveal about You and Your Life (Book Cover May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Big Book of Building, Mods & Circuits: Minecraft®™ Imagine It . . . Create It . . . Build It • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2019 • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Scholastic Year in Sports 2018 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2): The Invisible Invasion • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 3): Robots Revolt • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Astrology Made Simple And Easy to Understand (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fortnite Tale: Mysteries of Fortnite • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Diary of a Roblox Noob: Fortnite • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Diary of a Roblox Noob: Fortnite Battle Royale • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
How to Draw Fortnite: Learn to Draw Skins (Unofficial) • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

Materials cost

$796.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$849.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.99

Total project goal

$999.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$999.93

1 Donor

-$999.93

Donations toward project cost

-$849.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.99

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$0.00

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