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Ms. BATEMAN from Federal Way WA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting Student Lives to Literature

Help me give my students books that they can not only enjoy, but make connections with and challenge their positions with. These books allow for bigger conversations about race, gender, and society as a whole.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

My students are full of diverse, talented, high-energy scholars. They strive to work hard and do their best in order to reach the goals that they have set for themselves.

These students are some of the nicest and most creative people that I have had the pleasure of working with and they are constantly finding new and interesting ways to show me their skills.

Whether it is a quick conversation with a student or an assignment that they are working hard on, my students are always amazing me with their personalities and talents.

Federal Way prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive community, and my students come from all different backgrounds. As we work together in class, my students pull from their lives to connect to literature and others. I hope to give back and teach them as much as they are teaching me this year!

My Project

My students come from a very diverse area and bring with them many different life experiences and interests. As we read day to day, it is important to me to have them see these differences reflected in the materials that I provide them.

These books will help me provide students with literature that clearly connects more to their lives and interests than what I currently have in my library.

As a first year teacher, it is important to me to continue to build my classroom library so that my students know that I am listening to them and care about their interests. These books will not only provide students with connections to their literature, but they will allow me to hold conversations with my students on topics concerning gender, race, societal constructs, and their own personal interests.

Having texts like these will help me create a culture of reading in my classroom and will allow for students to feel more connected to their materials and our classroom. I hope that these will allow my students to find the beauty in reading and will provide them with materials that they may not have outside of school day to day.

Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dear Evan Hansen • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
This One Summer • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Amal Unbound • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The 57 Bus • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $12.64 1 $12.64
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Funny in Farsi • AKJ Education $11.90 1 $11.90
Kindred • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
A Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Beloved • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close A Novel • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Trailblazers • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
A Long Way Gone • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 1 $9.78
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Claudette Colvin • AKJ Education $9.09 1 $9.09
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Night • AKJ Education $7.70 1 $7.70
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Ball Don't Lie • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Wildwood The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dear Martin • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
King James Believe the Hype---The LeBron James Story • AKJ Education $6.87 1 $6.87
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Crossover • AKJ Education $6.22 1 $6.22
Warriors Don't Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Storm Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Writing Magic • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Peak • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Loser • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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