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Ms. Dekle from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Worldly Library

My students need high interest books related to the content we learn about in World Geography in order to grow three years in reading in one school year!

  • $692 goal

This project expired on December 3, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

During the year we will study modern China, Rwanda, the Holocaust, women in the Middle East, and many other compelling historical events so that my students can understand the injustices that have existed in their world and their ability to shape the world.

My students are always eager to expand their knowledge.

They compete to check out books from my classroom library and adore sharing their observations about the books as they finish. Many children at my school will carry around three books at a time and they initiate conversations about books with each other at lunch and in class. My students love reading and cannot get enough.

My Project

Students will be able to develop their content knowledge while improving their reading abilities by engaging with the complex texts I have requested. During each unit, I will highlight the selections in our library related to the topic we have discussed, and as students devour the texts they will reflect on how these books contribute to their deeper understanding of our world.

Elie Wiesel said "Information must be transformed into knowledge, knowledge into sensitivity, and sensitivity into commitment." By enriching our classroom with this library, my students will be able to grow into individuals committed to justice and world-changing pursuits.

Ms. Dekle
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
March: Book One • Amazon $9.42 25 $235.50
Ai Weiwei (Contemporary Artists (Phaidon)) • Amazon $30.11 1 $30.11
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties • Amazon $27.79 1 $27.79
Black Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement (African-American Experience) • Amazon $20.69 1 $20.69
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City • Amazon $17.08 1 $17.08
National Geographic - China's Lost Girls • Amazon $16.86 1 $16.86
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • Amazon $15.60 1 $15.60
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea • Amazon $13.78 1 $13.78
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers • Amazon $13.55 1 $13.55
The Antelope's Strategy: Living in Rwanda After the Genocide • Amazon $13.06 1 $13.06
As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda • Amazon $12.72 1 $12.72
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak • Amazon $11.90 1 $11.90
Growing Up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World • Amazon $10.28 1 $10.28
Then • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Dawn • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Once • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
The Book Thief • Amazon $8.52 1 $8.52
Now (Once) • Amazon $8.44 1 $8.44
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced • Amazon $8.00 1 $8.00
DK Biography: Gandhi • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29

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