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Mr. Pearce from Middletown OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tales of Terror Hook College-Bound Readers

My students need a variety of 13 scary, spooky stories at various reading levels to hook them into reading.

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Ghosts. Witches. Vampires. Monsters of all shapes and sizes. The horror genre is endlessly fascinating to my English classes. It's also a genre that is under-represented in our school today. There are are some major impediments to getting the books that these students need to engage and learn!

Our high school's library has not received funding from the state the past five years.

The titles available to the students are becoming woefully out of date. My own classroom's lending library is full of vibrant reading materials that excite and engage, but there are only so many books to go around.

My Project

My students need a variety of 13 scary, spooky stories at various reading levels to hook them into reading. I would like to supplement my classroom's lending library for the benefit of my college-bound readers with a variety of horror titles. By having exciting new books readily available, my students will have the opportunity to increase their reading levels through the amount of time they spend reading and the types of books they are able to read.

Your help will ensure that these kids are exposed to many different kinds of literature.

It will enrich their lives and prepare them for the world of higher education. Thank you so much for considering my classroom.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Passage Justin Cronin • Barnes and Noble $14.10 1 $14.10
Horns Joe Hill • Barnes and Noble $17.77 1 $17.77
Earth Abides George R. Stewart • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
H.P. Lovecraft: The Fiction (Library of Essential Writers) H. P. Lovecraft • Barnes and Noble $11.39 1 $11.39
The Stand, Volume 1: Captain Trips Mike Perkins (Artist), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
The Stand, Volume 2: American Nightmares Mike Perkins (Artist), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Laura Martin (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
Monster Island David Wellington • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
Monster Nation David Wellington • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
Monster Planet David Wellington • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
Rosemary's Baby Ira Levin • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
I Am Legend (and Other Stories) Richard Matheson • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
Alas, Babylon Pat Frank, Foreword by David Brin • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
The Complete Dracula Leah Moore, John Reppion, COLTON WORLEY (Artist), Adapted by John Reppion • Barnes and Noble $20.29 1 $20.29

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