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Ms. Ichord from Roxbury MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bolster Our Collection in Celebration of Black History Month!

My students need titles (books) on our shelves that reflect the rich histories and experiences of people of color.

  • $900 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

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My Students

Students come from all over the city to attend our exam school. As a community, we are proud of our diversity -- nearly ninety percent of our student population comes from a minority group -- and our commitment to a rigorous academic experience for all who walk through our doors.

We like to think of our library both as the heart of the school and as a hub for learning.

There are so many readers with broad ranges of interest who depend on us for supporting their information needs, yet we struggle to meet our goal of matching every reader with a book that's a good fit.

My Project

We are dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of our 1000+ student readers. This means that we strive to always have titles on hand to satisfy any reader's request. Next month, our school community will celebrate Black History Month. We'll take part in the celebration in a number of ways -- one of the most visible will be to display with pride our collection of titles that honor the stories and histories of people of color.

In order to fully represent the journeys of Black Americans, our collection should reflect the rich contributions and narratives made available in print format.

Adding the titles (books) on this list to our library will enable us to move closer toward meeting this goal.

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

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hip-Hop Music (Hip-Hop Insider) • Amazon Business $29.71 1 $29.71
The Sellout: A Novel • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
Hip-Hop Groups (Hip-Hop Insider) • Amazon Business $25.11 1 $25.11
The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History • Amazon Business $19.46 1 $19.46
Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery • Amazon Business $19.11 1 $19.11
Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition • Amazon Business $18.68 1 $18.68
A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History • Amazon Business $18.27 1 $18.27
So You Want to Talk About Race • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
An American Marriage: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.67 1 $17.67
Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.44 1 $17.44
Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul • Amazon Business $17.16 1 $17.16
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Difficult Women • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
Negroland: A Memoir • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
The Sidekicks • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
The Belles • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Akata Warrior • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Dear White People • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Electric Arches • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
An Untamed State • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
I Am Not Your Negro • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Truth of Right Now • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Akata Witch • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
The Woman Next Door: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80

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