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Ms. Jones from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing The Narrative: Creating A Social Justice Classroom

My students need a plethora of fiction and nonfiction multicultural and social justice novels for our classroom library.

  • $369 goal

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My Students

My Middle School students are simply amazing! I work with about 90 students who are all unique learners. It is my strong belief that forming and leveraging family relationships is pivotal to my students’ long-term success.

My students PERSERVERE despite the daily challenges that they face by living in a low-income community.

My students come to our class excited to see what we are going to learn that day. It is critical that they get into the best High School that will meet their needs. For my students, the High School that they attend could mean whether or not they will drop out of school.

For some of my students, the only meals they eat are the ones they eat at school. I know that my students are capable of anything they set their minds to. They look forward to being able to share their growth this year with you!

My Project

A classroom must be a place where ALL students are encouraged to explore their identity, challenge their thinking, and ultimately allows you to become who you are. To do this, we need a classroom library that is able to meet the needs of ALL students in our class.

In today's society, students need to be exposed, challenged, and allowed to grapple with our society's most challenging questions of equity, class, racism, oppression, and social justice.

My project would allow my students to be exposed to a plethora of fiction and nonfiction books written from a social justice lens. These books are often written from people who have experience racism, classism, and oppression similar to what my student's grapple with daily.

By hearing and reading similar voices, my student's will be able to learn more about their own identities. By being exposed to other voices (ones often overlooked in traditional curriculums), my students will be more prepared to enter the world as empathetic listeners who are ready to change the world!

Ms. Jones
Grades 6-8
More than half 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
Until Justice Rolls Down: The Birmingham Church Bombing Case (Fire Ant Books) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis • Amazon Business $18.32 1 $18.32
Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People • Amazon Business $15.33 1 $15.33
A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
Flight: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Small Great Things: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Refugees • Amazon Business $10.18 1 $10.18
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
145th Street: Short Stories • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
When the Moon Is Low: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
The Round House: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
SOLD • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League • Amazon Business $5.83 1 $5.83

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