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Ms. Holt from Immokalee FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering Our Book Identities

Help me give my students high-interest graphic novels, picture, and chapter books such as The Breadwinner and The Season of Styx Malone. My students need a variety of books as they develop their reading identities.

  • $311 goal

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My Students

Our school is a public school located in a small town in Florida that has some of the most hard-working families I've ever met.

When I first stepped foot into my classroom I had no idea the type of students I'd encounter.

I'd been told that it would be challenging and lots of hard work. What I found when I got there were eager 6th graders striving to become better students and overall better citizens within their community. Most of my students have only known this small, agricultural town and see themselves one day raising their own families there. The community is very close-knit and some of the friendliest people I have ever met.

My students come to school daily with the intention to make their teachers happy. It's exciting to see them master content that they initially struggled with. It's their desire to be better than they were the day before that inspires me to be the best possible teacher I can be.

My Project

With a new school year underway, I have new developing readers in my classroom. Beginning on the first day, we have been reading books of different genres and mediums about people like us and those who are different from us.

We are beginning to learn more about ourselves.

In a short period of time we have already learned not to judge a book by its cover, literally.

This project will help to expand our current class library with many titles requested and suggested by our peers. Nothing is more enjoyable than hearing students enthusiastically talk about what they are reading with their friends.

Ms. Holt
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
A Few Red Drops • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Brothers In Hope The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Breadwinner : A Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Season of Styx Malone • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Cool Salsa (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Naruto, Vol. 3 Dreams • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 2 The Worst Client • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 1 The Tests of the Ninja • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lunch Lady #2: Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #3: Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #1: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Iqbal • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #4: Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tell-Tale Heart • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
Naruto Chapter Book 4: The Secret Plan • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 2 The Tests of a Ninja • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Naruto Chapterbook 3 The Worst Job • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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