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Mrs. Rodriguez from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library that Rocks!

Help me give my students a vibrant classroom library that is engaging, and is representative.

  • $790 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the honor of teaching 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts in the heart of the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago. My students are vibrant, helpful, energetic, and inspiring. They are full of character and hope for the future.

My students have faced many obstacles yet are resilient and eager to learn and succeed.

Wether through virtual learning, or in person instruction, they are engaged and ready to learn. My desire is to create a classroom environment that honors them and celebrates their cultures, their resilience and their lives.

My Project

I am a first year teacher and am on a voyage to build my classroom library! It is important that my library is inclusive, and holds books of all reading levels and varieties. Through this classroom library they will gain access to all sorts of wonderful and empowering literature.

I hope to inspire my students to enjoy reading and find titles that interest and engage them.

This collection holds classic novels, more modern hits, and literature that they can relate to. This classroom library will be bilingual. These novels will serve as windows and mirrors. Thank you in advance for your help!

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junior Library Guild Small Middle School Subscription Bundle (3 themes, 30 books) • AKJ Education $498.00 1 $498.00
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $13.29 1 $13.29
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 1 $11.20
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $11.19 1 $11.19
The River Between Us • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.73 1 $9.73
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.48 1 $7.48
Animal Farm • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
The Crossover • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Thunder Rolling in the Mountains • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Escape North! • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

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