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Ms. Lindgren from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Black Lives Matter @ Our Middle School

My students need books with characters that share their real-life experiences.

  • $486 goal

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My Students

My students come from a diverse background, representing more than 20 different cultures and speaking 25 unique languages. They also come from various socio-economic backgrounds, some having only just arrived in the country with very few possessions.

Every day many of my students face challenges that students at more affluent schools couldn't dream of facing: homelessness, parents who abuse drugs, friend or family member killed in a gang-related incident, etc.

Yet every day our students come to school intent on doing work and hoping for a future that will take them to better places.

My Project

So few YA books have been written that feature African American teens, but as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum, the doors are opening for more and more books to be written for, by, and about this disenfranchised group.

I want to ensure that students of color at my school have access to books that reflect the world they are living in today.

Putting these books in the hands of our students will not only allow them to relate to and empathize with characters like themselves, but it will also empower them to know they can aspire to do more and be more than they ever thought possible.

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
The Day Tajon Got Shot • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.72 3 $44.16
All American Boys • Amazon Business $14.58 3 $43.74
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.32 3 $33.96
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.89 3 $29.67
Rooftop • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97

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