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Ms. Paradise from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Every Type of Reader

Help me give my students fiction and nonfiction books on topics that are relevant to their lives and experiences to help them engage in reading.

  • $312 goal

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My Students

My students are as diverse as New York City in race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and ability. Our school demographics are sixty-two percent Hispanic, twenty-eight percent Black, five percent Asian and three percent White, with eighty-five percent of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. My students come to school everyday from all five boroughs with various needs, persevering against all the challenges life has thrown at them.

I have students who come to school with so little and students coming to school without breakfast and without backpacks.

Some cannot live at home with their parents and some do not even have a place to call home. Our students deal with many challenges including mental health issues, gun violence and pregnancies. I want to be able to use my time with my students to provide them all with the educational opportunities they deserve.

My Project

No matter what disciple students want to pursue once they leave high school, a love of reading will always be something that students can take with them on their journey to adulthood. Whether they have a love of fiction or nonfiction, chapter books or graphic novels, a love of reading can transport students to new places and help them explore identities and places that they may not have thought about exploring on their own.

We want to continue to expand our classroom library to include as many different genres and types of books as possible, so all students can find something to enjoy.

To do this, I am selecting a number of titles that range from low to advanced reading levels so students can jump in at the level they are comfortable with. This includes a selection of science non-fiction books that encompass many topics, including climate change and genetics which are incredibly relevant today. We are also looking at incorporating many authors of color and highlighting protagonists who look like my students so they can see themselves in the books they read. We are trying to incorporate a number of different fiction genres including action, romance, mystery and science fiction, to engage as many students and as many interests as possible. With your help, it is my hope that soon there will be a book for every student in my classroom on the shelves.

Ms. Paradise
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $12.91 2 $25.82
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories • Amazon Business $17.10 1 $17.10
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Pride • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Code of Honor • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 1 - manga (The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Manga) • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Carry On • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Waiting for Spring 1 • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
World Without Fish • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
Takane & Hana, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dreamin' Sun Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Truly Devious: A Mystery • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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