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Mrs. Sullivan from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Are Just Like Them.

Help me give my students a variety of diverse books that they can relate to.

  • $340 goal

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My Students

My 6th, 7th and 8th graders enter school far behind their peers due to their learning disability. They are placed in my classroom as a result of their Individual Education Plan (IEP) and their low state test scores. Reading and writing are a constant area of struggle that they work hard daily to overcome. I strive to instill a love of reading that will carry them into adulthood as well as build on their ability to communicate through written words.

My Project

I teach a diverse group of students that long to read books they can see a piece of themselves in. Within the books I have selected you will not only find books that are diverse, but are also written by authors my students will be able to relate to. My students come from diverse backgrounds and have a variety of challenges they face every day.

This selection of books will help them know that they are not alone.

There have been others that have faced the similar problems but have come out stronger on the other side. Some of the novels deal with individuals that are Muslims, Hispanics, refugees, African Americans and those that are struggling with finding their true identity.

Mrs. Sullivan
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
La Princesa and the Pea • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Hurricane Child • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Picture Us In The Light • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Internment • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Finding Langston • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Front Desk • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The List • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Only Road • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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