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Ms. Nord from Oakland CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students books that they actually want to read!

  • $581 goal

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My Students

My students are brilliant and creative. I teach ninth grade English and Ethnic Studies at an Oakland public high school. My students are incredibly diverse and bring in a wealth of language and literacy skills often under-recognized by traditional schooling systems.

In English, we learn to recognize and value the cultural assets each member of our classroom community brings to school with them and also, to code-switch to use academic English effectively as needed.

In Ethnic Studies, we look at history together critically and my students discuss issues of power and difference, both close to home and in solidarity with others.

My Project

As an English teacher, one of my main goals is getting students to read! Establishing a classroom library will make incorporating student-choice into everyday reading possible.

Freshman year is a critical time when students determine how they see themselves as learners for the rest of their high school careers.

My students deserve the opportunity to see themselves as strong readers.

Unfortunately, our school does not have a working library. We have no librarian nor the ability to check out books. Establishing an age-appropriate, culturally-relevant classroom library is essential to student success. Help me make my little classroom library a reality!

Ms. Nord
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rended Souls (The Dark Heart Chronicles) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Gilded Ones (Deathless) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty: (humorous fantasy and science fiction for young adults) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Yes No Maybe So • Amazon Business $15.02 1 $15.02
The Truth Is • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Clap When You Land • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Grief Keeper • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
All-American Muslim Girl • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Wish You All the Best • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Running with Lions • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Not So Pure and Simple • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
The Infinite Noise: A Bright Sessions Novel (The Bright Sessions) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Gravity • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Juliet Takes a Breath • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Pet • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
We Set the Dark on Fire • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ayesha Dean- The Istanbul Intrigue • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong (1)) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Girl Mans Up • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Like a Love Story • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Feed • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
The Battle • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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