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Ms. Kidd from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Library Kids Can See Themselves in and Thrive

Help me give my students a myriad of diverse reading materials to meet all of my students' needs and interests.

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My Students

The students I teach (and learn from) are incredibly bright and fierce. My students come from various racial heritages, religions, gender identities, abilities, socioeconomic classes, immigration statuses, etc. One thing they all have in common -- they are fearless young scholars with a passion for learning, who show up to school every day full of energy and a commitment to academic and personal advancement.

After more than a year out of the classroom, many of my students have been removed from building their literacy skills on a consistent basis.

Further more, the town my school is located in lacks a public library, as well as any single bookstore. Despite this, my scholars defy these barriers and are on the paths to becoming future teachers, architects, astronauts, nurses, epidemiologists, sports agents, etc.

My Project

Reading is a foundational component of the structures and activities that live within our classroom community. It is the heartbeat of our classroom. Specifically, students engage in independent reading weekly to build their reading stamina, comprehension skills, and overall interest in reading. Students also engage in literature circles to encourage academic dialogue while fostering community within our classroom.

In addition to independent reading, these books will aid students in building and practicing reading/writing/critical thinking skills to foster student growth and build upon challenge areas.

The titles/genres selected have been curated based on students' interests and experiences.

Lastly, these novels present a myriad of diverse identities, experiences and narratives for students to immerse themselves in.

Ms. Kidd
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Practical Critical Thinking: Student Workbook - Problem-Solving, Reasoning, Logic, Arguments (Grades 9-12) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Clip on Light Reading Lights , 48 LED USB Desk Lamp with 3 Color Modes 10 Brightness, Eye Protection Book Clamp Light , 360 ° Flexible Gooseneck Clamp Lamp for Desk Headboard and Video Conference • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Unstoppable • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Finding Mighty • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Stranger Things: The Other Side (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money! • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Ironheart Vol. 1: Those With Courage • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Early Departures • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Escape Room (Underlined Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top (Motivational Book for Teens, Gift for Teen Boys, Teen and Young Adult Football, Fitness and Exercise) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
HussleNomics: Money, Ownership & Business Lessons Inspired by Nipsey Hussle + a Step by Step Guide on How to Implement Each Principle • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
This Poison Heart • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
He'll Be Waiting • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal (Ms. Marvel Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Awakening of Malcolm X: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Fast Pitch • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The How-To Cookbook for Teens: 100 Easy Recipes to Learn the Basics • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Study Skills Handbook: How to Ace Tests, Get Straight A’s, and Succeed in School (Learning how to Learn) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations, 1) • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Fangirl, Vol. 1: The Manga (1) • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Runaway Train • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Architecture for Teens: A Beginner's Book for Aspiring Architects • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
The Black Kids • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Teens: Improve Focus, Get Organized, and Succeed • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Unique: Ordinary Sequel (Powers Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Furia • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Ordinary (Powers) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now (Inkyard Press / Harlequin Teen) • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
We Are Not from Here • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Black Flamingo • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $4.67 2 $9.34
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Money Hungry • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, Book Two) (Trials of Apollo, 2) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trace • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Some Places More Than Others • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Lux: The New Girl #1 (Flyy Girls) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Janae #2 (Blacktop) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Justin #1 (Blacktop) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Micah: The Good Girl #2 (Flyy Girls) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo, Book One) (Trials of Apollo, 1) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40

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