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Ms. Tamanaha from Wahiawa HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ALL Classrooms Should Have Libraries!

Help me give my students books to better access our new English curriculum.

  • $848 goal

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My Students

My students at my middle school come from many diverse backgrounds and cultures. It was an old agriculture town in 1980 Hawaii, so many families in the area come from a lineage immigrant laborers. This makes our school a perfect blend of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander cultures.

Our middle school is a Title I school, that sits at the heart of the town.

As a teacher, we try our best to give our students everything we can, but sometimes funding falls short. I understand that the gaps in our students' education are more than just success gaps- they're opportunity gaps. And it's my personal mission to assure that our keiki have access to the best quality education, despite our demographics.

My Project


I'm not one to ask for donations, but our school is cutting our budget for classroom resources next year.

We're adopting a new English-Language Arts curriculum, in attempt to access proficiency in all standards and offset the learning gap. However, a new curriculum means a change of novels.

Our new curriculum, My Perspectives, offers a list of supplemental books that help students become better readers alongside their classwork. I was able to find a few of these novels online. I'd really appreciate the help in purchasing these novels for our students.

Ms. Tamanaha
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anything but Typical • AKJ Education $6.56 30 $196.80
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.60 30 $168.00
Black Beauty • AKJ Education $3.64 10 $36.40

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