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Ms. Streater from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Desire to See Myself

Help me give my students the opportunity to see themselves in a range literature.

  • $420 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nearly 95% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch, and many of my students experience challenges from living in a high-poverty community. However, my 21st-century students will have their basic needs met.

For my students, opting out is not an option.

They are always putting forth their best. The student population is very diverse. For instance, they all have different learning styles and interests, and some students are from outside of the U.S. They have a variety of experiences to contribute to the school and classroom community, and it is necessary to have the appropriate materials and items to meet the needs of every unique student.

My Project

One of the hardest questions that my students ask me is about the relevance of each text. It can be hard to see the relevance in books that aren't modern and require a lot of background knowledge. My students have expressed that they want to read books that they can see themselves in. I encourage my students to read a variety of literature, but the selections in this project specifically includes character(s) and/or situations that my students see in themselves or in their community.

I am 100% positive that these book selections will capture my students' interest to the point that they will not want to stop reading.

These books will draw the students in while they continue to build fluency, vocabulary, and literacy skills. It's so important that they have this opportunity because so often the students are reading text to prepare for standardized test and other assessments. The fulfillment of this project will give them the chance to explore and find what they love to read.

Ms. Streater
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Honorable Mention) • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
Native Son (Perennial Classics) • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) • Amazon Business $19.62 1 $19.62
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $7.79 2 $15.58
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story (The Midnight Series) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Secret Life of Bees • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Invisible Man • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Kindred • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
The Help • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Calling My Name • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Streets Have No King • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Here in Harlem • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Cool Salsa (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Inspirational African American Quotes Bulletin Board • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jazmin's Notebook • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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