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Mrs. Kennon from Lexington KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hungry for New Books

My students need high-interest books to increase their literacy and vocabulary skills.

  • $469 goal

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My Students

Our students are amazing! They work hard and try their best, even with limited resources. Although our school has a population that usually receives about 50.5% free or reduced-price lunch, teachers in our building strive to make sure all students have an equal opportunity to learn and reach their goals, no matter their socioeconomic status.

We spend our days with 740+ middle schoolers of different races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

My job as a teacher is to make sure they all have the same opportunities and an equal playing field to ensure their success! We develop a community of learners by living our school motto on a daily basis: "Work Hard, Play Fair and Take Care of Each Other."

My Project

Research shows that reading is the single best way to improve a child's academic skills. As you can imagine, convincing young teenagers to read can be a challenge. Having books available that our students find interesting is the key to getting even the most resistant readers to become lost in the world of books. All the book titles I have asked for in this project have been specifically requested by our students.

Mustangs who read, succeed!

At my school, we encourage students to carry an independent reading book at all times. In reality, not all students bring books to class. Some of them can't obtain reading materials outside of the school building. Like so many public schools, our district's budget was cut this year, directly affecting our school library's ability to buy new books to keep our collection current. Supporting this project will ensure that we can continue to provide our students with engaging and challenging reading materials.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Theodore Boone: The Fugitive • Amazon Business $6.41 7 $44.87
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor • Amazon Business $8.76 5 $43.80
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer • Amazon Business $6.86 5 $34.30
Grey Griffins: The Brimstone Key (Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat, 4) • Amazon Business $6.83 4 $27.32
The Perfect Score • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The Walk On (The Triple Threat, 1) • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57
My Diary from the Edge of the World • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 2 $20.68
The Sixth Man (The Triple Threat, 2) • Amazon Business $6.83 3 $20.49
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 3 $19.17
The DH (The Triple Threat, 3) • Amazon Business $6.14 3 $18.42

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