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Ms. Johns from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books as Mirrors and Windows

My students need culturally relevant texts to use in small reading groups. We need American Born Chinese, All American Boys and The Hate U Give.

  • $719 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is a incredibly diverse group of children who come from all over the world. Their backgrounds bring a unique set of experiences and add to the uniqueness of our classroom family!

We “make do” with what limited resources we are given in our classroom.

My students and their families are struggling to make ends meet at home and unfortunately cannot provide basic supplies for their student. Without donations, my students would go without some essential items in the classroom that guarantees a healthy and efficient learning environment.

My Project

Imagine reading books about middle class, male, white protagonist most of your schooling? Think about some of the classic titles you remember from your grade school years. How diverse were the texts you read? Were the protagonist serving as windows or mirrors? Could you see yourself in the book?

For many of my students, the novels they read in English class do not mirror them.

I want to provide students with choices of books to read in our Spring Literature unit that they can see themselves in. I believe the stories we read should be culturally relevant to our students in order to create deeper connections in learning and foster an inclusive classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 30 $240.00
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 10 $107.90
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 15 $95.55
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.97 10 $79.70
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.86 5 $49.30

Materials cost

$572.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$611.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.83

Total project goal

$718.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$718.87

1 Donor

-$359.43

Donations toward project cost

-$305.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.91

match offer

-$359.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$305.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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