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Ms. Pullis from Fairfax VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

2020 Vision of More Diverse Reading

Help me give my students new, diverse options in our classroom library. Some of these text titles will also serve as reference books for whole class supplemental reading when we are addressing injustice in larger texts.

  • $156 goal

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My Students

I teach 11th grade team-taught English, which is a split roster between Gen. Ed. students and SpEd students. These students are often reluctant or frustrated readers and writers. I also teach 11th grade English in a Credit Recovery Academy (summer school) and I want to provide these students with texts that will give them an opportunity to experience success.

Many of them feel like they "can't" read/write or have been told that they aren't good at it; it is challenging and vitally important to change these students' minds.

I want to instill a love of reading for all of my students by providing accessible, high-interest texts for my diverse learners. There is so much out there, and every student can benefit both academically and socio-emotionally from accessing a text that speaks to them personally.

My students are funny, capable, kind, ridiculous, complex, and diverse. They inspire me daily to be better for them. They give me new challenges and they push me to teach them in new and exciting ways.

My Project

It has been shown that students need mirrors and windows in reading. They need to see themselves and they need windows into other cultures/identities. We have new books being published every day that represent a variety of areas of diversity: race, socioeconomic status, size, neurodiversity, LGBTQUIA+, etc.

It's more important than ever for students to see these areas of diversity represented when they walk into their classroom.

Most of these titles are new. They will serve many purposes. Primarily, they will serve as choice texts for students to check out from the classroom library. Additionally, many will serve as supplemental reference texts for whole class reading when we are reading texts that address these ideas.

Ms. Pullis
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lost Children Archive: A novel • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
I Wish You All the Best • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
If They Come for Us: Poems • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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