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Ms. Simpson from Oxnard CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Like Us!

Help me give my students books that they can see themselves in and connect.

  • $757 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our predominantly Hispanic, low income students value education and participating in sports but money for extracurriculars and supplies is very tight.

When we discussed our American Literature choices in our Anthology, for the upcoming year, they noticed that there were no Hispanic protagonists in any of the core literature.

It hurt their feelings that they weren't represented and thought maybe DonorsChoose.org could help. This positive outlook is what impresses me so much. They said until they become writers of textbooks they will find a solution for my future students as well as themselves.

My Project

The two novels my students want to read this year are I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Diaz and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

These two books have Hispanic protagonists, Hispanic authors and speak to our current generation.

Because they are willing to read then they should have books that represent their culture,

I have two sections of American Literature with 40 students in each and having 80 copies of each novel would make a huge difference in their reading life. I would be able to plan conversations across the class periods where they can discuss these two books. We would be delighted to start with this one title, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, and then maybe next year we can get the second title.

Ms. Simpson
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.39 75 $554.25

Materials cost

$554.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$50.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$643.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.52

Total project goal

$756.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$756.79

5 Donors

-$731.79

Donations toward project cost

-$622.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.77

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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