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Mr. Nourok
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Voracious Readers Desperately Seeking Books

My students need 35+ books that are high-interest fiction, such as John Greene's Looking for Alaska, Virals, and Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

My Students

Do you remember when you found a book so awesome you couldn't put it down, wouldn't go to dinner, or forgot where you were? My students need to have this experience, over and over, Â"to become the kind of readers we want them to become and develop a love of books.

We're a New York high school, and my students are diverse and hungry to learn.

They love sports and games and reading. ÂÂ"When the books capture their imaginations, they don't stop reading. My students work hard. All of their courses give them lots of homework. They also belong to clubs that help people or the environment, such as the Red Cross Club or the Lorax club.

My Project

Over and over, I see it again: students who read books become the best readers and writers, their vocabulary is better, their sentence fluency is better, and their love of reading grows by leaps and bounds. We need to put books into their hands that make them oblivious to everything around them, books that take them places they may never go.

This project is so important to me.

When I was young I did not read as much as I could have. It put me at a disadvantage: in writing, in school, and in taking SATS. I know how important it is for my students to read, how much they can gain from reading inside and outside of the school day. Students who read often can change their lives.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Round House • AKJ Books $20.43 1 $20.43
The Ranger''s Apprentice Collection John Flanagan • AKJ Books $19.69 1 $19.69
Where''d You Go, Bernadette • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
Tell the Wolves I''m Home • AKJ Books $18.25 1 $18.25
Mr. Penumbra''s 24-Hour Bookstore • AKJ Books $18.25 1 $18.25
One Shot at Forever • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Bomb • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
In Darkness • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Dodger • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Berlin Boxing Club • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Titanic • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
My Friend Dahmer • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Three Times Lucky • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Code Name Verity • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus • AKJ Books $11.70 1 $11.70
Waiting • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
The White Bicycle • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Caring Is Creepy • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Girlchild • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Parttime Indian • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Paper Towns • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
American Born Chinese • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
An Abundance of Katherines • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pure • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
What They Found • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Virals • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles Series #1) Patri • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Steve Jobs • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Forbidden Sister • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Heaven • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Spy School • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ransom • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Looking for Alaska • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Looking for Alaska • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50

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This project will reach 438 students.

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