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Ms. McKeon from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book-tastic Beginnings

My students need a diverse array of books in which they can see their own lived experiences reflected. This list is but a start of what students have directly requested of me.

  • $722 goal

This project expired on November 15, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students with me in class are some of the best humans I know, even on their worst days. They invite difficult conversations, moving through them with empathy and attentiveness in ways that rival many adults.

Part of what I love so much about these students is their willingness to see beyond the text we're interacting with and compare it to their own lived experiences.

Because they can see themselves in the things we read, they can see the world.

My Project

This is the first year I've had to begin my classroom library anew, as I've previously shared books with other teachers. Hence, I'm attempting to build a classroom full with books that reflect all different kinds of reading in terms of medium as well as content.

Students request new reading material every day, especially new graphic novels, comics, and manga.

These visual texts are rife with entry points for analysis that will broaden our critical thinking skills and engage a variety of students.

There is great danger in the single story, the story that is one-dimensional, that is reflective of only one perspective. By incorporating a diverse array of texts, we push back on the idea that one voice is valid over another and push ourselves to open ourselves up to new thinking.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $65.04 1 $65.04
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Turtles All the Way Down • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two) • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Warcross • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I'll Give You the Sun • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Openly Straight • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The First Rule of Punk • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $12.25 1 $12.25
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Lion (Movie Tie-In) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Color Purple • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
The Little Prince Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Shay's Story • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
When I Was the Greatest • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Naruto, Vol. 8 Life and Death Battles • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 10 A Splendid Ninja • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 11 Impassioned Efforts • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 12 The Great Flight!! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 13 The Chunin Exam, Concluded • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 14 Hokage Vs. Hokage!! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 15 Haruto's Ninja Handbook • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 2 Buggy The Clown • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 3 Don't Get Fooled Again • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 4 The Black Cat Pirates • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 5 For Whom the Bell Tolls • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 6 The Oath • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 7 Orochimaro's Curse • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 2 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 6 Predator • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 5 Challengers • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pink • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 4 The Hero's Bridge • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 3 Dreams • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 5 Right Arm of the Giant • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 4 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 3 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 9 Heji vs Hinata • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 1 The Tests of the Ninja • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 1 Romance Dawn • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 2 The Worst Client • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 8 The Blade and Me • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 7 The Broken Coda • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 6 The Death Trilogy Overture • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Novio Boy A Play • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$574.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$613.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.26

Total project goal

$721.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$721.75

7 Donors

-$719.11

Donations toward project cost

-$613.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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