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Mrs. Milby from Omaha TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Diverse Classroom Library That Represents All Students

My students need fiction and nonfiction books that represent a diverse world view such as All American Boys, I Am Malala, and Wonder.

  • $590 goal

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My Students

My students live in rural, small town Texas. I hope to give them books that reflect their experiences but also encourage them to dream beyond their current circumstances. The majority of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch, but some may carry name-brand bags, wear designer sneakers, and carry the latest cell phone or technology. Very few of my students carry books. Our library gives online access to e-books, but many of my students do not have devices to read them on, let alone Internet at home. I have students who devour books in a matter of hours, but I have many who struggle to select a title from the shelf because they are intimidated or completely disinterested in reading.

My Project

Books give us a place to go when we have to stay where we are. This selection of nonfiction and fiction titles will contribute to the text-rich environment I strive to create in my classroom. Students can read about places, cultures, and perspectives that they may never encounter in rural, small town Texas. They can make connections to their history and science classes through the nonfiction titles, and discover common threads with characters in the novels. I hope to encourage a love of reading and the written word in my plugged in middle schoolers. I hope that with a diverse and engaging classroom, I can encourage them to put down the phone, pick up a book, and escape to worlds they haven’t dreamed of. Yet.

Mrs. Milby
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level X Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $140.01 1 $140.01
Best for Boys - 7 - 8 (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $78.50 1 $78.50
Best for Girls - 7-8 (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $74.75 1 $74.75
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 1 $14.57
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Under the Mesquite • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ball Don't Lie • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Running Dream • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Prayer for Owen Meany • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85

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