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Mr. Lewis from London KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In-Class Library for Mr. Lewis!

Help me give my students the opportunity to unlock the joy of reading with new and interesting books!

  • $654 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a rural area in southeastern Kentucky, with high unemployment rates, and a large population on government assistance. Over 50% of my students qualify for free or reduced price lunch and, as a result, have very limited access to technology.

I love my students, and I want to give them the best opportunities possible, especially when it comes to technology and real-world skills.

I have fought my entire teaching career for more funding, smaller class sizes, better technology and more community involvement. I will keep fighting for these causes until they happen, or until I'm dead (whichever comes first).

My students are a priority in my life, right up there with my own wife and child. I want to see them succeed, but the limitations placed on them by budget cuts and increased population make it a real struggle.

My Project

Donate to purchase an in-class library of novels for my classroom. I have selected classic and contemporary novels, from various genres, both fiction and non-fiction, to give my students access to more reading materials.

Unfortunately, we live in a time where students don't read, particularly for enjoyment.

Students need to have reading materials that meet their interests. Whether it's romance, sci-fi, tragedy, mystery, fantasy, horror, non-fiction, local authors, sports or a novelization of a movie, every student can learn to love reading.

Your donations will be put to good use, and open a whole new world to all my students!

Mr. Lewis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hobbit • Amazon Business $12.17 5 $60.85
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.98 5 $49.90
Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream • Amazon Business $9.21 5 $46.05
Trouble the Water • Amazon Business $9.00 5 $45.00
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $8.87 5 $44.35
Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis • Amazon Business $8.85 5 $44.25
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.78 5 $43.90
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.59 5 $37.95
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $7.57 5 $37.85
Thrawn (Star Wars) (Star Wars: Thrawn) • Amazon Business $7.50 5 $37.50
Speak • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $6.98 5 $34.90

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