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Ms. Himes from Woodstock VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Live, Dream, and Grow Through a Great Book!

Help me give my students a love of reading that will last them throughout their lives!

  • $517 goal

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My Students

I teach English reading and writing skills to 9th and 10th-grade students in a suburban area that brings all the benefits of country and town living to our lives. My students are very special to me. At this time in their lives, many have endured more hardships than they should ever have to. Several of my students have free and reduced breakfast and lunch meal plans. Many deals with the reality of health issues and loss of loved ones on a daily basis.

My students have been able to find their voice through reading and writing throughout the semester.

They teach me just as much as I teach them. Despite the situations they go through on a daily basis, it never fails that they are ready to engage with the lesson for the day. I want to be able to provide for my students the love, support, and knowledge that they also give me each and every day.

My Project

My students need modern, award-winning novels that pertain more to real-life situations. I have found that with these types of books, my more reluctant readers will latch on and really want to read to the very end to find out what happens.

Having books that they want to dive into opens the door for more meaningful discussions.

Students can analyze themes that they can relate to in their own lives and really make connections to the text. The knowledge my students get from reading can also help bridge conversations with others, opening the lines of better communication. Reading can help them broaden their perspectives on ideas and force them to think critically, challenging them to think for themselves.

Ms. Himes
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Belles • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Extras (Uglies) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pretties (Uglies) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Specials (Uglies) • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Made You Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Uglies • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Milk and Vine II • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
He Said, She Said • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A List of Cages • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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