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Mrs. Day from Lake Orion MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Books Aren't White & Straight

Help me give my students a classroom library of diverse and inclusive literature.

  • $562 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a wide range of students from Honors English students who have a passion for reading & writing to a Special Education co-taught class with various reading abilities.

My students have diverse backgrounds with a number of different spoken languages, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, LGBTQ representations, and family cultures.

They're hard-workers, bright smiles, and determined kids. They deserve to see themselves represented in our classroom library. Help me give my students Young Adult books that show them that not all characters are white & straight, so they can seem themselves in the writing.

My Project

I want to show ALL of my students that they are represented in literature; that their story is important and one worth telling. I want my diverse students to find themselves in a story and be able to relate to it. There's nothing better than finding a book that you can see yourself in, that you feel connected to. Many students aren't able to make that connection until they are given a diverse classroom library that is inclusive of all genders, races, sexual orientations, religions, and backgrounds. I want my students to love reading because it is an escape for them, and it provides a sense of comfort to find themselves in a book-showing them that they aren't alone.

Mrs. Day
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 224 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Collection 3 Books Set Pack (Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, Rich People Problems) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $18.11 1 $18.11
Down and Across • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Poet X (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Honorable Mention) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Girl in Translation • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Love from A to Z • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Dangerous Art of Blending In • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
A Girl Like That • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
The Book of Unknown Americans • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Watch Us Rise • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
The Kiss Quotient • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
American Panda • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
The Bride Test • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14

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