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Ms. Bodanyi from Tucson AZ is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bookshelves for Our Growing Library!

Help me give my students some new books to choose from and bookshelves to house them!

  • $584 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

All young people are pure and brilliant and curious and my students are no different. They care about their family and their community, and their desire to learn and grow is inspirational. They're interested in current events and social justice and want to make the world a better place.

But most importantly, they want to see themselves and people who look like them in their books, the school curriculum, TV, and movies.

They want to hear their own stories told back to them, to know that they matter and that their voices are heard.

My Project

My goal with this project is for students to read just for the sake of reading. Too often they're forced to read books that they're not interested in and it turns them off from reading altogether. Which is unfortunate because there are so many amazing books out there, if only students had the opportunity to access them.

These books will go into my classroom library for students to check out and read whenever they want.

They can take them home, read them at their leisure, and hopefully come back to check out another one!

The books I've chosen here are written by and feature BIPOC and LGBTQ+ characters, which are wildly different than the books most of them have been forced to read before. My hope is that by finding books that are more relevant, students will be more likely to continue to search out similar books and want to read on their own once they've left high school.

And the bookshelves are imperative! Our classroom library needs a home and these bookshelves will shelve these books and give our classroom an organized and homey feel.

Ms. Bodanyi
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Furinno Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf Bookcase, Americano • Amazon Business $27.34 3 $82.02
Message to Aztlan: Selected Writings of Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales (Hispanic Civil Rights (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $14.93 2 $29.86
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play • Amazon Business $13.87 2 $27.74
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System for a Professional Finish, Use for Home, Office or School, Suitable for use with Photos (TL901X) • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
Palestine • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Complete Persepolis • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Summer of the Mariposas • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
When It Rains: Tohono O'odham and Pima Poetry (Volume 7) (Sun Tracks) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
A Gringo Manual on How to Handle Mexicans (Hispanic Civil Rights (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Chicano Manual on How to Handle Gringos (Hispanic Civil Rights (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Burro Genius: A Memoir • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
When Stars Are Scattered • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Sun and Her Flowers • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
La Linea: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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