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  • $720 goal

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Mrs. Vaerewyck
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hook 'Em: Building Diverse Class Library

My students need an extensive and diverse classroom library that enables exploration in a wide variety of genres, as well as foster positive attitudes towards reading.

My Students

Today's students read everyday in school, but how often are they reading something that they love or are interested in? By providing my students with a diverse classroom library I hope to foster a life-long love of reading as well as to open their minds to the endless possibilities of literature.

My students are seniors who come from diverse socio economic and cultural backgrounds.

Such diversity encourages open-mindedness and exploration, traits I wish them to have towards literature. While many of my students already display a love of reading, just as many struggle due to negative connotations towards reading. Others have simply forgotten what it is like to sit down with a good book. I pride myself with having a strong class library, but with close to 170 students, the supply is not enough for the demand. It is my hope that with your generosity I will be able to provide the library that my students will love and deserve.

My Project

My students, like so many today, read constantly in school. However, the texts that they are reading are not always ones that they are interested in. My goal is to provide designated class time every week specifically for " recreational reading". The goal simply being to provide a relaxing, low-pressure environment, where each student can select a book of their choosing. This time and the resources provided will benefit my students immensely because they are being given time to explore their tastes in literature that in today's education environment is not always provided. It is my hope that my students will learn that making independent reading a priority is valuable in shaping who they are as individuals. As they embark on their final year of high school it is more imperative than ever to foster their interests and attitudes towards reading. Whether they choose to go to college or not, reading will be a factor in their adult lives. Hopefully it is one that is nourishing.

Young people need to read.

Too often we are distracted by the various technological advances our society has created. The simple joy of opening a book and feeling the soft pages between our fingers has been replaced by smartphones and social media. By going "old school" my students will re-discover or newly discover the excitement, heartache, adventure, and possibility of literature. They will not be alone on this journey since you and I will be there to help them!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter • AKJ Books $64.33 1 $64.33
Inheritance Cycle 3-Book Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr • AKJ Books $49.91 1 $49.91
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments Series #2) Cassandra C • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
City of Bones • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #3) Cassandra C • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Bronx Masquerade • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Replacement • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Ashes • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Masters of the Veil • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
A Child Called It: One Child''s Courage to Survive • AKJ Books $8.84 1 $8.84
Monster Island David Wellington • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Monster: The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Impulse • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
A Monster Calls • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Monsters of Men • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Monster • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Identical • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
CRANK: Crank and Glass Ellen Hopkins • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
The Ender Quartet Box Set: Ender''s Game/Speaker for the Dead • AKJ Books $22.91 1 $22.91
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) George R. R. M • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Game Changers • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set Suzanne Collins • AKJ Books $39.94 1 $39.94
Moneyball • AKJ Books $15.95 1 $15.95
The Blind Side • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
The Legend of Bagger Vance • AKJ Books $10.35 1 $10.35
The Host • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
The Kite Runner • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Twisted (HB) • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Looking for Alaska John Green • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
An Abundance of Katherines • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Paper Towns • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Maus I and II Paperback Boxed Set, Set • AKJ Books $23.61 1 $23.61
Neverwhere • AKJ Books $10.35 1 $10.35
Neil Gaiman''s Neverwhere Glenn Fabry, Glenn Fabry (Illustrat • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Stardust • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Uglies • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Pretties • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Specials • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Extras • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39

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This project will reach 165 students.

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