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Mrs. Jaskowiak from Groveport OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need books from diverse authors and with diverse main characters!

  • $360 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2018.

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My Students

The students that I serve are a highly-diverse, vibrant group of kids. They hunger to learn, and they love to learn more about the world around them.

Our student population is a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds, life experiences, and interest levels.

Most of our students do not have access to resources at home such as libraries and reading materials, and they love to browse through my classroom library to find novels for their reading projects. They have a wide variety of interests, and it is important for my classroom to reflect the interests of my students!

My Project

The students in our classrooms do not always have access to books at home, and may not be able to access the library outside of school. Without a school library to choose from, it becomes difficult for many of our students to have access to independent reading books for class projects.

Our students are incredibly diverse, and need books with characters and authors that reflect their heritage and ethnic backgrounds.

Our students crave characters that look and sound like them. They love to learn about other cultures through the books on my shelf. They have specifically asked for more books with characters that reflect who they are, making it easier to relate and to engage with their book of choice!

Mrs. Jaskowiak
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Akata Warrior • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Genocide of the Mind New Native American Writing • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
Return Fire • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Akata Witch • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Girl at Midnight • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hush • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.18 1 $11.18
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Of Beetles and Angels A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
No More! Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Summer Prince • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Chaos • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Under the Persimmon Tree • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Savage Blue • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Locomotion • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Miracle's Boys • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Feathers • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The House You Pass on the Way • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Thunderous Whisper • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Anthony Burns The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Red Umbrella • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The House of Dies Drear • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
After Tupac and D Foster • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Come Softly • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Behind You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
M.C. Higgins, the Great • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lena • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Moving Target • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bluish • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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