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Mrs. Kaump from Oakland MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Contemporary Novels for Diverse Teens: Part 3!

Help me give my students literature that reflects who they are and shapes who they will become.

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our 8th grade is the best! My 8th graders come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our school is a Title I school. We're a suburban community that pulls students from a wide range of neighborhoods.

My 8th graders are on the edge between childhood and adulthood; they are so ready to soar.

In middle school, each day brings them closer to discovering who they're going to be. Each day gives them an opportunity to grow into responsible, respectful adults.

My Project

Every time a student picks up a book, they're entering another world. For some, this world is an escape from their everyday life. For others, it's a window into the life of others. For others still, it's a mirror on their own world, and a way to explore possibilities through other's experiences.

My classroom library should represent a wide range of stories.

My students are diverse, and the stories the read should be too. I am looking to add 10 contemporary novels to my classroom library. Considering my current classroom library, and my student population, I selected novels that represent a variety of people who are currently underrepresented in my library.

I surveyed students to see what books they're interested in. I found titles recommended by #ownvoices and #weneeddiversebooks supporters, and asked my students to help whittle down the list. This list reflects the kinds of stories my current students want to read!

My 8th grade English classes check out books from my library constantly. They are voracious readers! Please support my students with literature that will serve them well.

Mrs. Kaump
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
500 Words or Less • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Allegedly • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$162.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$194.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.35

Total project goal

$228.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$228.98

2 Donors

-$101.89

Donations toward project cost

-$101.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$109.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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