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Mr. F from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Success Library for Students of Color Pt.6

Help me give my students more books that will inspire their spirits and intellect!

  • 1 donor
  • $448 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Coronavirus has ravaged my student's community. Their city has been one of the hardest hit in America, and the suffering has been widespread. That being said, when things were tough, they still log in from home every day to actively participate with me in online discussions, interactive projects, and digital learning. This terrible virus will not slow them down!

My students are wonderful young men and women trying their hardest to overcome the challenges of growing up in one of the poorest urban school districts in the country.

Too often, no one ever sees their brilliance. Regardless, my students are interesting, intelligent, energetic and deserving as any other student in our country. With your support, I will work diligently to ensure they get everything they need in order to thrive and succeed.

My Project

My students are some of the top performing students in my large, low income, urban district! They are highly motivated, have 4.0+ GPA's and are driven to make big changes to the world! As a class, we read a lot! My students are hungry for knowledge, different points of view and interesting points of view. Most of the books available to them are not ambitious enough! We want modern interpretations of history, politics and business to read. Help us make boring textbooks a thing of the past!

The books chosen here are designed to expand our classroom library and provide modern thought provoking materials that will further engage our young people in history, politics and business.

I continue to run this project due to the tremendous success of the expanded library Donorschoose has helped build. Every few days, students from across my school visit to browse the high interest books we've been ordering. Many of my elite students need access to a broader range of knowledge, and these books will expose them to topics and ideas that are often missed by our more traditional textbooks. Many of my reluctant readers often find books in our library that they never thought they would enjoy reading!

This pandemic will not slow them down! I know that this library will help students find their path to success. I hope to expose them to as many ideas as possible and encourage them to explore the world through lenses they often aren't exposed to. Many of these books will end up on my students book shelves, if they love a book, we want them to keep them! Help us bring more ideas to them during this tremendously difficult time!

Mr. F
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Way I Am • Amazon Business $18.19 3 $54.57
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • Amazon Business $19.69 2 $39.38
The Tao of Wu • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
National Geographic Ultimate Visual History of the World: The Story of Humankind From Prehistory to Modern Times • Amazon Business $38.45 1 $38.45
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.37 3 $25.11
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder • Amazon Business $7.48 3 $22.44
Qbily 10PCS 4.25" x 3.5" Acrylic Book Display Stand with Ledge - Clear Display Easel with Spacious Flat Base, Tablet Holder for Displaying Mobile Phone ipad Books Pictures Music Sheets Artworks CD • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Tupac Shakur's Little Book of Selected Quotes: on Love, Life, and Music • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Amazon Basics High-Speed HDMI Cable (18 Gbps, 4K/60Hz) - 25 Feet, Black • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Business Source Easel Copy Holder Black, 1 Each • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Amazon Basics Mini DisplayPort Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter - Compatible with Apple iMac, MacBook - 1 Adapter • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Atria Books It Ends with Us: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

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