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Ms. Ketterl from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Promote Diversity and Respect

Help me give my students independent reading books that celebrate diversity and encourage respect of all people.

  • $213 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is part of District Reference Group which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.

As an eighth grade ELA teacher, I have witnessed the great needs of my students.

A high percentage of the students who attend my school receive free or reduced-price lunch and struggle to have other basic needs met as well. These circumstances can make it very difficult for some families to afford basic school supplies.

Many of my students are also English language learners (ELLs) and need extra support when reading grade-level materials. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body and the lack of funding for resources, especially when it comes to technology.

The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the support available at home that allows them to succeed at higher levels. Many students are struggling to learn the language while trying to complete their eighth-grade work. The students themselves are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.

My Project

One of the novels we read during the year is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This classic novel teaches themes of tolerance and taking a stand for what is right through the eyes of a young girl.

I want to continue the message that To Kill a Mockingbird promotes by offering my students books that promote diversity in an effort to learn to respect others.

Not only do we read books as a class, but throughout the year, students are expected to independently read as well. The books requested in this project will allow my students to choose books that have these positive messages and promote diversity.

Ms. Ketterl
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Kite Runner Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.19 1 $11.19
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
Born Confused • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
American Panda • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Does My Head Look Big in This? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Girl with the Red Balloon • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Will Always Write Back How One Letter Changed Two Lives • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
He Said, She Said • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
145th Street: Short Stories • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$148.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$180.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.91

Total project goal

$212.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$212.75

4 Donors

-$92.74

Donations toward project cost

-$91.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$105.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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