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Ms. Trusty from Lafayette LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Around the World in 180 Days!

My students need books that allow them to travel to new countries and experience diverse cultures- without leaving our classroom.

  • $509 goal

This project expired on October 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every morning before class, I lead my students in reciting the following mission statement: "we are a community of learners and leaders launching legacies that will uplift the world." My students have grown to embody this mission in every way. They are a group of dynamic scholars who are eager to learn and manage to do exceptionally well despite the lack of educational resources available in our district.

My students live in a high-poverty area consistently impacted by the threat of flooding.

2 years ago, a historic flood displaced my students and destroyed months of learning progress. Nevertheless, students returned to school filled with resilience and ingenuity; because that is what they do- take their lemons and make lemonade.

My Project

My students' understanding of the world is largely shaped by the communities they live in. While this can cultivate characteristics such as pride and loyalty, it can also produce fixed mindsets and partialized views.

The majority of my students will never know the privilege of having a stamped passport.

Reading provides an outlet for students to explore worlds that are vastly different from their own. Each time a student reads about child soldiers in Sudan or basketball players in Harlem or girls growing up in Mexico, it opens their minds up to new understandings and greater possibilities.

My students need a classroom library filled with books that represent diverse countries and characters. By funding our project, you are acting as a passport through which students can travel the world without ever leaving our classroom. Bon Voyage!

Ms. Trusty
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Elsewhere Chronicles (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $38.84 1 $38.84
The Arrival • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Kite Runner Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History Of The Harlem Renaissance • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
If I Ever Get Out of Here • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
X: A Novel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Yummy The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Open Mic Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
When I Was the Greatest • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Anne Frank - Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
Every Falling Star • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Time to Dance • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Cuba 15 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Running Dream • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
He Said, She Said • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Let It Shine Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Sold • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Isis & Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Eighth-Grade Superzero • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Crossing the Wire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Tequila Worm • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Count Your Way Through Japan • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Count Your Way through Mexico • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Kickoff Blitz • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Full Court Pressure • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
A Boy Called Slow The True Story of Sitting Bull • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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