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Mrs. Opfer from Ringwood NJ is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Diverse Book Clubs

Help me give my students diverse novels to read in the form of book clubs.

  • $686 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to work in NJ with a group of students who have amazed me with their accomplishments. We have recently implemented Readers and Writers Workshop into our ELA curriculum, and I cannot believe the engagement, stamina, and growth from this year. My students are a testament to that if you set the bar high they will rise to the occasion.

Eager, inspirational, unique.

That is how I can best describe my students. They are receptive to learning to new things, are driven to achieve and are all special in his or her own way with a different story to tell.

My Project

I am excited to offer my students culturally diverse novels to read together in book clubs.

It is very important that my students learn about lives and experiences different from their own in order to develop empathy.

I have chosen contemporary novels because I feel it is very important for my students to understand that the issues the characters are facing are relevant, relatable, important, and occurring right now. By offering these titles I am opening up their eyes to other cultures they might not be exposed to otherwise. On the flip side, I am offering titles that my small diverse population of students can see themselves and feel valued.

Mrs. Opfer
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $11.59 4 $46.36
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 4 $38.96
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $9.70 4 $38.80
Blended • Amazon Business $9.17 4 $36.68
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $8.26 4 $33.04
Tight • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $7.19 4 $28.76
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
The House That Lou Built • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $5.89 4 $23.56
Boys without Names • Amazon Business $5.79 4 $23.16
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 4 $19.16

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