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Mrs. Valentine from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Diverse and Captivating Classroom Library!

Help me give my students engaging, high quality, and representative reading materials to inspire a lifelong love of reading!

  • $490 goal

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My Students

I am a first year teacher and simply cannot wait to start my educational career with a group of fourth/fifth graders in a split classroom. I have a passion for educational equity, project-based learning, and student-centered curriculum.

I want my classroom to be a warm and welcoming haven for my students to explore new ideas and grow as empathetic global citizens.

These students deserve access to diverse books, quality materials, and an environment in which they can create and learn!

My Project

These books will be the backbone of our classroom library and will help build our collaborative community. Each book will be treated with care and read (and reread!) by students throughout my teaching career. As a first-year teacher, I do not yet have the means to provide the rich classroom library my students deserve. Any contribution to this library will directly impact not just these students, but many scholars to come.

I want our library to be a place where my students see themselves represented in the materials and are able to find engaging books that cultivate a lifelong love of reading!

I have selected books that my students will be interested in and also made sure that the characters in and authors of these books represent the diverse backgrounds in our classroom.

The students will be able to choose books that interest them and take books home for independent reading. These books will also serve as research materials for author and literary studies. The books in this library will enrich my students' experiences with reading and cultivate independent and voracious readers!

Mrs. Valentine
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11 Books) • AKJ Education $114.82 1 $114.82
Grade 5 Fiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $57.55 1 $57.55
Grade 4 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $56.79 1 $56.79
Favorite Author Study - Roald Dahl (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $12.45 1 $12.45
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $9.92 1 $9.92
The Crossover • AKJ Education $9.38 1 $9.38
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Holes • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Riding Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
A Girl Named Misty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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