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Mrs. Thomas from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books With Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors

Help me give my students more diverse books to read daily during our independent silent reading time.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in Maryland. I teach in a middle school classroom. It's a pretty small school in comparison to many other schools in our ready.

How can I describe my students?

Bold. Outspoken. Inquisitive. Smart. Silly. Funny. Those are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of my students.

My students push themselves to succeed and learn new things on a daily basis. They persevere through adversities. I absolutely love my students, and I can't wait to see what positive things they contribute to the world.

My Project

Children need and deserve books that are mirrors, that allow them to see themselves and their experiences, windows that they can look through to see other worlds, and sliding doors that allow them to enter other worlds. Your donation will help my students get the additional diverse books for students to read daily during our independent reading time.

These books definitely provide mirrors and windows for students; these books will also help with empathy for people different from them.

These particular books are high interest and the plots feature a variety of characters from diverse backgrounds so that each and every student can see characters and plots that mirror their experiences and lives. This project is geared to help spread the love of literature, especially in a more diverse way. Plus, students are actually requesting more books; even though school has just started.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set: Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
I Am Still Alive • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Agony House • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Tea Dragon Society • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Hicotea: A Nightlights Story • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
In Real Life • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Arthur and the Golden Rope: Brownstone's Mythical Collection • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Sunny Side Up • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Princess Princess Ever After • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Aquicorn Cove • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Pashmina • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Sisters • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Hilda and the Troll: Book 1 (Hildafolk) • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Robot Dreams (Remembering Tomorrow) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Nightlights • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Hilda and the Midnight Giant: Book 2 (Hildafolk) • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board (Making Friends #2) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
The Losers Club • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Guts • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (7) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Renegades • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Pie in the Sky • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Hilda and the Nowhere Space: Netflix Original Series Book 3 (Hilda Tie-In) • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Hilda and the Black Hound: Book 4 (Hildafolk) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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