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Ms. Gaber from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Books Books!

Help me give my students independent reading books that are as diverse as they are!

  • $175 goal

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My Students

Our student population is diverse. I strive every day to celebrate the rich cultures and a wide range of backgrounds at our school. No matter how different my students are, they are also the same in many ways because they all have their own personal struggles. I teach sophomore English, and I believe that each student deserves to see their uniqueness and strengths acknowledged.

Some of them have to deal with learning disabilities or behavior disorders that affect how they learn.

Many of them juggle jobs and schoolwork to make ends meet. Their family situations can range from currently in foster care, to two-parent​ households, to divorced/remarried parents, to a single mom or dad. But at the end of the day, all of my students need the same things: the love and compassion of a good teacher, and the knowledge that they are seen for who they truly are.

My Project

Books can be either a window to another person's life or mirrors to our own lives. These titles were selected because the characters struggle with a wide variety of obstacles.

A diverse collection of independent reading books helps capture the imagination and attention of my students.

By purchasing these books for my classroom, you are helping my students become stronger and more invested readers. Years from now, when they are looking back on their time in my classroom, I hope that they will think fondly on a book that they read in my classroom.

Ms. Gaber
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Matched (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $24.67 1 $24.67
The List of Things That Will Not Change • First Book Marketplace $6.20 1 $6.20
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • First Book Marketplace $5.10 1 $5.10
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • First Book Marketplace $5.00 1 $5.00
Darius the Great is Not Okay • First Book Marketplace $4.40 1 $4.40
The Great American Whatever • First Book Marketplace $4.40 1 $4.40
Odd One Out • First Book Marketplace $4.40 1 $4.40
The Female Lead: Women Who Shape Our World • First Book Marketplace $4.10 1 $4.10
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights • First Book Marketplace $4.10 1 $4.10
The Upside of Unrequited • First Book Marketplace $3.85 1 $3.85
Let's Talk About Love • First Book Marketplace $3.85 1 $3.85
This Side of Home • First Book Marketplace $3.85 1 $3.85
Little & Lion • First Book Marketplace $3.85 1 $3.85
We Set the Dark on Fire (Paperback) • First Book Marketplace $3.85 1 $3.85
Fat Angie • First Book Marketplace $3.80 1 $3.80
It's Not Like It's a Secret • First Book Marketplace $3.60 1 $3.60
Far from the Tree • First Book Marketplace $3.60 1 $3.60
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World • First Book Marketplace $3.60 1 $3.60
Anger is a Gift • First Book Marketplace $3.60 1 $3.60
Blacktop #1: Justin • First Book Marketplace $3.20 1 $3.20
Shooter • First Book Marketplace $3.08 1 $3.08
The Nissera Chronicles #1: Kingdom of Ash and Briars • First Book Marketplace $2.25 1 $2.25
Where I Live • First Book Marketplace $2.20 1 $2.20
Burn Baby Burn (Hardcover) • First Book Marketplace $2.00 1 $2.00
V is for Villain • First Book Marketplace $1.99 1 $1.99
Noble Warrior • First Book Marketplace $1.99 1 $1.99

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