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Ms. Anderson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Literacy, and Justice From a Little Lending Library

Help me give my students books to share with the neighborhood to make the world a little bit more literate and just.

  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are readers and activists. They feel anger about the injustices they see in their city and their world, and they are moved to make the world better--better for their communities, better for their families, better for themselves, better for the future.

One way my students work to use their love for reading and transform their anger into activism is by curating a Little Free Library.

With their library, my students work to provide neighborhood kids with books that will empower and books that will make neighborhood kids fall in love with reading. My students need your help to empower the kids in our neighborhood.

My Project

My students picked these books carefully to share with neighborhood youth in our Little Free Library.

The books range from children's picture books to young adult literature, and each of my students discovered a way that each of these books could captivate and empower a new generation of readers.

My students have developed relationships with their Little Library customers, have talked to their customers about their interests and reading interests, and they try to pick books that kids who frequent our library will like. By donating to our project, you will help us continue to share fun and relevant books with a population of readers that needs fun and relevant books to enjoy.

Ms. Anderson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghosts • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Nation • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Wintersmith • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Tequila Worm • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
The Wee Free Men • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19

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