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Mr. Potrzeba from Apopka FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culture Through Books!

Help me give my students books that they can see and relate themselves in!

  • $181 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing human beings! They are full of life and have endless potential to do so many wonderful things. My school is a Title I school in a poverty-stricken​ community. Our school receives a grant that allows every child to have free breakfast and lunch served at school due to food insecurities at home. Many of our parents struggle to help meet the needs of school supplies and the needs of their children. Regardless of these circumstances, my students overcome! They are learning how to face challenges and grow stronger academically, socially and emotionally preparing them for the next level of life.

I believe that these students deserve every opportunity this world has to offer and I am determined to help them get it.

These students can change the world with their brilliant minds and can climb out of the cycle of poverty through the gift of education. They will learn that the world is theirs for the taking with hard work, dedication, and knowledge.

My Project

Books are magical! They give readers an opportunity to go on adventures they might never have the opportunity to do on their own! From flying unicorns to visiting an Italian country, books can take you anywhere!

Students must see themselves in books!

That's why I created this project. The books chosen are specific to the melting pot of cultures in our classroom. To be inclusive of everyone these books help students read about characters: main and co that are being shown in their native culture. Readers want to read that are relatable to themselves. I believe these books can help accomplish that goal.

Thank you for supporting me and countless kids for years to come!

Mr. Potrzeba
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 63 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Islandborn • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Florida (A True Book: My United States) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17

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