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

Beginning Books Clubs! - We Are Black History

My students need independent reading books reflecting their identities, stories, and heritage.

  • $1,271 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project is for a dynamic group of 9th grade scholars in the vibrant New Orleans East. All my students come from low income households, are African-American, and are behind grade level (but quickly catching up!). My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom, but they are resilient leaders and intent upon receiving the education they deserve. We need literature that serves as both mirrors and windows to help expand our growing minds.

My Project

Happy Black History Month! My wonderful 9th graders here in New Orleans East need books they can read with peers in order to explore Black History! This request will allow us to set up book clubs for the first time this year - a structure that will allow them to read, discuss and debate with each other in small groups organized by reading level. By supporting this project, my kids will be able to analyze rich texts that reveal beautiful aspects of their heritage. Thanks for validating the passions of our kids and helping them to become deeper and more independent thinkers.

It takes a village.

Ms. Omosefe
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $18.14 4 $72.56
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $14.87 4 $59.48
Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior • Amazon Business $13.66 4 $54.64
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness • Amazon Business $13.56 4 $54.24
Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York • Amazon Business $13.51 4 $54.04
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court • Amazon Business $12.32 4 $49.28
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 4 $47.84
Their Eyes Were Watching God • Amazon Business $10.70 4 $42.80
Black Boy White School • Amazon Business $9.89 4 $39.56
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 4 $35.16
Another Brooklyn: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.14 4 $32.56
Dreamland Burning • Amazon Business $8.00 4 $32.00
The Lions of Little Rock • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Riot • Amazon Business $7.95 4 $31.80
Elijah of Buxton • Amazon Business $7.19 4 $28.76
Hurricane Song: A Novel of New Orleans • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Copper Sun • Amazon Business $6.92 4 $27.68
After Tupac and D Foster • Amazon Business $6.87 4 $27.48
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $6.76 4 $27.04
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley • Amazon Business $6.39 4 $25.56
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 4 $25.48
Ninth Ward • Amazon Business $5.83 4 $23.32
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Mississippi Trial, 1955 • Amazon Business $3.59 4 $14.36
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 4: Girl-Moon • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 3: The Smartest There Is • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 2: Cosmic Cooties • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Fake ID • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93

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