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Mr. Porter from Henderson NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Just Want To Read! Know any Good Books?

My students need books to read that challenge the way that they think and the culture that they live in.

  • $141 goal

This project expired on September 5, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever stood in a library with no idea what to look for, you simply wanted something to read? I would like to have books in my room that I could lend out when they ask for a good book to read.

About half of my students love to read.

They continually ask me for books to read, and I have a limited number to lend out. The public library is not always accessible to them, and they fly through the books in the library. When a student asks for a good book then it is time to point them to something that will challenge and entertain them.

My Project

Donors, Donors, Donors, Please consider giving to this project. My finances are limited and the bargain bin at the local used book store has been cleaned out. Please help me supply a shelf of books for my book worms. They are ready for you to help them succeed and become readers that are forced to think.

This project is important for my seventh grade students to be prepared to read the more difficult classics to come.

It will also put the tools in their hands to explore the world through the pages of a book that YOU provide.

Mr. Porter
Grades 6-8
  • Henderson Middle School
  • Henderson, NC
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 88 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel (Illustrator), Tan Lin (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.36 1 $6.36
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain, Twain • Barnes and Noble $1.80 1 $1.80
Frankenstein Mary Shelley • Barnes and Noble $1.80 1 $1.80
Waste Land and Other Poems T. S. Eliot, Paul Negri (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $2.25 1 $2.25
The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain (Editor), Nicole Vittiglio, Dave Hopkins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Washington Irving • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Gulliver's Travels (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel, Michael Seidel (Introduction), Noted by Michael Seidel • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Little Women Louisa May Alcott, Susan Straight (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
The Red Badge of Courage and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Stephen Crane, George Stade (Editor), Richard Fusco (Introduction), George Stade • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
The Scarlet Letter (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nancy Stade (Illustrator), Nancy Stade (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson, Patrick Scott (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain, Tracy Christopher, Ned Butterfield (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Secret Garden James Howe, Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator), Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator), Adapted by James Howe • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen • Barnes and Noble $4.04 1 $4.04
Call of the Wild and White Fang (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Jack London, Tina Gianquitto (Illustrator), Tina Gianquitto (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Dracula Bram Stoker, George Stade (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
The Jungle (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Upton Sinclair, Maura Spiegel (Illustrator), Maura Spiegel (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Jules Verne, Rachel Perkins (Illustrator), Frederick Amadeus Malleson (Translator), Ursula K. Heise (Introduction), Ursula Heise (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
The Summoning (Darkest Powers Series #1) Kelley Armstrong • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Color Purple Alice Walker, Andre Bernard (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $10.76 1 $10.76

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