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Ms. Koch from Knightdale NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want Books!

Help me give my students a passion for reading by providing them diverse books they've asked for by name.

  • $588 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a vibrant community made up of students with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. They may speak different languages and have different beliefs, but our school focuses on helping them come together while embracing their differences.

Our students thrive when they work together to express their creativity and critical thinking, helping them prepare for success in the world beyond high school.

Teachers at my school work hard to provide students the support they need to master rigorous content.

My Project

High school is often a time of required reading that makes students reluctant to pick up their books. When students hear about books that make them excited to read, I do everything I can to get those books in their hands! All the books on this list are ones that students have requested independently or as a result of book talks my partner and I have given in the classroom.

Students who read independently increase their critical thinking skills and creativity, and they become better readers and writers, which helps them become stronger learners.

My students have asked for all sorts of books, mostly those about kids like them and those written in their native language. By giving students books they've requested, we can help them find the enthusiasm for reading that they'll need to be successful. The best way to grow as a reader is to read more, and these books will encourage them to do just that.

Ms. Koch
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.29 3 $39.87
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.64 3 $34.92
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $8.79 3 $26.37
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 3 $22.20
The Seeds of America Trilogy: Chains; Forge; Ashes • Amazon Business $19.84 1 $19.84
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Correr o morir / Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
Rendez-vous in Phoenix • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Nino con el pijama de rayas, El (Letras de Bolsillo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban (Harry 03) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Harry Potter y la camara secreta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Creeps: A Deep Dark Fears Collection • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
La lección de August: Wonder (Spanish-language Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
El teorema Katherine: (An Abundance of Katherine--Spanish-language Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Ciudades de papel: (Paper Towns--Spanish-language Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Real Friends • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Elite, La (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Mil veces hasta siempre: Spanish-language edition of Turtles All the Way Down (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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