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Ms. Hayes from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Growth-Based Mindsets Through Reading

Help me give my students access to nonfiction and fiction books that showcase a variety of perspectives and growth-based mindsets!

  • $1,046 goal

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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

I work with high school seniors and juniors. Many of my students are low income and will be the first generation in their family to attend college and have a wide variety of opportunities for their future.

My students want to make their school, family, and community proud.

I feel truly blessed to spend my days with such hard-working and passionate individuals. It is why I am so dedicated to ensuring that they receive all the supplies that they deserve and desire!

My Project

The goal of my project is to procure books to add to our classroom library so that my students will have additional titles to select when reading for enjoyment both in and out of my classroom. I want to support my students to build, positive growth-based mindsets and expose them to a variety of perspectives. Each book has been personally selected by me in order to facilitate student interest and engagement. Some of my students do not have age-appropriate books at their house, books that they enjoy, or books in general. Many of my students do not believe that they "like to read." I believe that part of why they feel this way is because they have not been exposed to enough books that they actually ENJOY reading.

Ms. Hayes
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom Chromatic Collection Modern Abstract Colorful Kids Multi Area Rug (9' 0 x 12' 0) • Amazon Business $189.99 1 $189.99
Shades of Magic Boxed Set: A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, A Conjuring of Light • Amazon Business $29.89 1 $29.89
The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
A Promised Land • Amazon Business $23.23 1 $23.23
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
My Own Words • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America • Amazon Business $17.41 1 $17.41
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sanctuary • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top (Motivational Book for Teens, Gift for Teen Boys, Teen and Young Adult Football, Fitness and Exercise) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Afterlife • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Mexican Gothic • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Kobe Bryant: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time! • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Race Against Time: The Untold Story of Scipio Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
King and the Dragonflies • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
How to Be an Antiracist • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Heart of a Champion: True Stories of Character and Faith from Today’s Most Inspiring Athletes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Barely Missing Everything • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Furia • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Thinking, Fast and Slow • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Bad Feminist: Essays • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Michael Jordan: The Life • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Angry Management • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
We Should All Be Feminists • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Losers Bracket • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
On the Court with...LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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