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Mrs. Rash from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build A Library, Change A Life

My students need multicultural and diverse books (in various genres) to develop a world view, to look beyond themselves through the eyes of young characters who they connect with and/or in books that speak to them.

  • $706 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the 6th and 7th-grade Literacy Teacher. My school is a public school in the School District of Philadelphia. The students in our school have been exposed to a plethora of literature since kindergarten. In our classroom, our curriculum is taught in Readers Workshop and Writers Workshop. The students are encouraged to read books that interest them and write narrative, informational, and opinion pieces of their choice. Students are encouraged to read a variety of genres including, but not limited to Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Biography, Autobiography, Science, etc.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know; The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."(Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut)

I completely agree with Dr. Seuss. I want my students to have the opportunity to read literature that is enjoyable and that will also help them to grow as readers and writers. I want them to explore cultures around the world. I want them to learn what it is to be socially and culturally aware so that they can use what they learn from reading to help protect, support and advocate for themselves and others.

My Project

The multicultural and diverse literature will encourage students to become engaged citizens. They will gain insight into the facades of various cultures around the world and develop respect for all people regardless of gender, race, culture, or socioeconomic status.

My students will see that I am committed to ensuring that they are provided with literature that is not only engaging, but also encourages social awareness as they continue to develop their own thoughts, ideas, and opinions.

My students are strong readers who enjoy sharing what they learn while reading and incorporating the writing styles of professional authors in their own writing.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $19.60 1 $19.60
Heaven (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
If You Come Softly (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Holt McDougal Library: Dragonwings (Cover Craft) • Amazon Business $17.28 1 $17.28
Girl in Snow: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.03 1 $17.03
The Good Daughter: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $16.53 1 $16.53
Fallen Angels • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
The Lying Game: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
What Was Ellis Island? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was Pearl Harbor? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
What Was The Underground Railroad? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
I Survived The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Is Neil Armstrong? (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Dark Angel (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy) • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Night • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Never Fall Down • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
Dark Harvest (Maplecreek Amish) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
A Night Divided • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Full of Beans • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Ashes (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Forge • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories #1) • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Okay for Now • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Keeping Corner • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Nature Attacks! (I Survived True Stories #2) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
The Freedom Maze • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Red Glass (Readers Circle (Delacorte)) • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $2.40 1 $2.40

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