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Mrs. Castaneda from Klamath Falls OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

2020 American Library Association Award Winners for Our Students

Help me give my students books that have been honored in a variety of categories that also promote diversity.

  • $362 goal

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My Students

We have approximately 700 students in grades 9-12. Many of our students are reading below grade level. Our students come from all races and demographics. While a lot of our students come from stable homes, there are many who are couch surfing each night.

Over 50% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

They do not have the privileges of students who live in higher socioeconomic areas. Therefore, we do not often have the latest and greatest supplies, technology, or tools other schools may have.

My Project

We desperately need current books for our students and what better way than to add books that have been honored in a variety of categories. These books chosen are all 2020 ALA Award winners, including YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, The Sydney Taylor book award presented for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish Experience, The American Indian youth Literature award that honors the very best writing by American Indians, Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience & Alex Awards for the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. These will enrich our student body by positively influencing people's self-identity or perceptions of others. Several of our English classes come down to choose books and these will be available, so they are not only utilized for classwork but are also available to the general population for reading for pleasure.

Mrs. Castaneda
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dominicana: A Novel • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Middlegame • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Hearts Unbroken • Amazon Business $17.53 1 $17.53
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Someday We Will Fly • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Swallows: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship" • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Nickel Boys: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
High School • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Sick Kids In Love • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Free Lunch • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Cursed • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Where the World Ends • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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