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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

My students need literature that reflects who they are, and shapes who they're going to be.

  • $516 goal

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My Students

My 8th graders come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We're a suburban community that pulls students from a a wide range of neighborhoods. Our school has 568 students, with 29% receiving free or reduced lunch. Our population is 85% Caucasian, 5% African American, 3% Asian, and 8% Hispanic.

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

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 40 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.

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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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Arrival • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
For Every One • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Kids of Appetite • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
It's Not Like It's a Secret • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Lines We Cross • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Rebound • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Booked • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Phantom Limbs • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Blue Sky White Stars • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Nameless City • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Nameless City: The Stone Heart • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Pants Project • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
City of Saints & Thieves • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Restart • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
George • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
He Said, She Said • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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