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Ms. Pepitone from Kihei HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read for Hope

Help me give my students some new reading material to enhance their growth mindset in the classroom!

  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the most creative, genuine, unique, and caring bunch of kids I have ever come across. My children adapt to any situation- working hard to achieve whatever task is given. Some of them are artists, some are athletes, some work two jobs after school and hide their home lives without ever complaining about the situations they were born into.

My students are the reason I wake up eager, and excited to provide the knowledge my teachers passed down to me.

When the workload is too heavy, when the days are dragging, I am constantly in shock at the personalities that inspire me to go on. They deserve the world.

My Project

Many of my students have been told their entire life that reading is not important. At the beginning of this school year, I struggled to motivate them to read. Now, they are avid readers that eat the books I give them over the weekend, and return to school on Monday ravenous for more.

To me, reading has always been an escape from the world, and when I return from my exploration of text, I come back with a better understanding of humanity and life.

I want to give that experience to my students, but I am lacking some of the books that they find interesting.

For our last quarter, I am allowing my students to make use of our brand new Book Nook, and choose a personal reading book from the selection of choices provided from our last Donors Choose project. I am requesting some of the books that my students have asked for in preparation for our upcoming personal reading project.

Please help me give my students the books they so desperately want!

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gellhorn • Amazon Business $21.15 1 $21.15
Becoming • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Love and Ruin: A Novel • Amazon Business $19.04 1 $19.04
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection • Amazon Business $18.58 1 $18.58
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Vintage Contemporaries) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Collected Poems • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
'Tis: A Memoir • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Letter to My Daughter • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Souls of Black Folk (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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