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Mrs. Johnson from Boston MA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Teens

Help me give my students a variety of young adult literature that focus on important issues for young people such as immigration, race relations, identity and hopes.

  • $546 goal

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My Students

I work with students who come from various backgrounds, many of whom are English Language Learners from low-income families who have the drive to learn. These students are friendly and love to be engaged and immersed in the English language and our school culture.

Many of my students have limited access to opportunities due to family structure and responsibilities.

Many of them are beginning a new life in this country and deal with isolation, transition, and adjustment to the expectations of a new culture and school system.

My Project

My students are working towards being independent readers. I would love to enrich our classroom library with high interest young adult books to offer a wider selection for them. They read a new book for 2 weeks and start a new one after their book talks.

My goal is help my students grow intellectually as they integrate to their new society while fostering their language skills.

All of my students are from immigrant families. With the selected books, I hope to show them that they are not alone in their struggles and dreams in a new country. Books have definitely helped me!

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $28.10 1 $28.10
zhimei Tree Bookshelf Book Rack Display Storage Bookcase Magazine Rack Multi-Tier Floor Free Standing Wood Bookshelf 4 Tier Decor Bookshelf for Living Room, Home Office • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
The Complete Poems • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Book Ends, Bookends, Book Ends for Shelves, Bookends for Shelves, Bookend, Book Ends for Heavy Books, Book Shelf Holder Office Decorative, Metal Bookends White 2 Pair, Bookend Supports, Book Stoppers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Complete Maus • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Somewhere in the Middle: A journey to the Philippines in search of roots, belonging, and identity • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
How to Be an Antiracist • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Complete Persepolis • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pashmina • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes • Amazon Business $6.11 2 $12.22
The Ghost Bride: A Novel (P.S.) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
This Time Will Be Different • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Citizen Illegal (BreakBeat Poets) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Zeitoun • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Red, White & Royal Blue • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
My Name Is Red • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Pierre Loti: Portrait of an Escapist • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
He Forgot to Say Goodbye • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Workbook for How to Be an Antiracist • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Study Guide for Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
A Study Guide for Art Spiegelman's "Maus" • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided (Updated With New Material) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Sylvia & Aki • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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