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Ms. Wukusick from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Library that Centers People of Color

My students need engaging books that feature diverse characters and perspectives.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are proving the possible! Our school prides itself on helping students show growth. Everyone starts with a different set of skills, but they all have the ability to keep growing. I love working with students and families who embrace this mindset of continual learning.

My students deserve the best.

They work hard to improve every day. I hope that they leave my classroom with a commitment to their own excellence and enthusiasm to use their skills to serve others.

My Project

I have always loved reading contemporary books. Even when the books is fictional, it taps into the world that we are currently experiencing.

I'm asking you to help me fill my room with books written by and prominently featuring non-white characters.

First of all, these books are all engaging, heart-wrenching, and wonderfully written. Second, their covers and their characters loudly proclaim to my students, "Your stories matter. You are seen. You are valued. You are worth it. Your stories deserve to be celebrated and shared."

I have seen time and time again that students who say they do not love reading can be drawn in by an intriguing cover and a unique blurb. I have chosen these books with a keen awareness of the students that I will serve in my classroom.

With your donation, you will be helping me build a lifelong love of reading.

Ms. Wukusick
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Alfonso Jones (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $23.01 1 $23.01
Black Panther Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $21.32 1 $21.32
Blended • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Like Vanessa • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Restart • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53

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