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Mrs. Hodge from Medina TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a READER- Tomorrow a LEADER

Help me give my students class sets of books to open their eyes to the world beyond the walls of their homes. To give them the gift of stories. Stories that will change them.

  • $999 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful, and eager to explore the world around them. They absolutely love books that allow them to go beyond their small, rural town. They come to school everyday eager to learn and develop into deep thinkers.

Everyday I see reluctant readers open up the first page of a book and begin to see their world around them in a different light.

Books are a way for these small town children to develop a complete worldview. I have watched books transform and shape my students into critical thinkers.

My Project

I can think of no greater gift to give a child than the gift of a book. A book is more than merely words on a page. A book is the single greatest tool to empower a child.

I strive daily to create a print rich environment for my students.

My classroom library is a place that students swarm on a daily basis. Many of the books read so far this school year have been life changing for my students. I have seen reluctant readers become life-long readers.

With these class sets of books, I can not only teach my academic standards, but I can watch young students blossom into readers.

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Refugee • AKJ Education $12.40 28 $347.20
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 28 $195.72
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.38 28 $150.64
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 18 $113.22

Materials cost

$806.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$848.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.80

Total project goal

$998.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$998.68

1 Donor

-$998.68

Donations toward project cost

-$848.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.80

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$0.00

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