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Ms. McDermott from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Learners!

Help me give my students new, exciting, and diverse books for independent reading!

  • 5 donors
  • $243 still needed
  • 5 donors
  • $243 still needed

My Students

Our students are incredibly curious! They come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and they all desire to be challenged intellectually. Students here push themselves and each other academically and socially in order to become better global citizens.

Our students are also incredibly deserving!

They not only work hard in school but also outside of school -- caring for a younger sibling, playing sports, volunteering in the community, working at after-school jobs -- so it is very important as their educator that I provide them with the tools they need to be successful!

My Project

Independent Reading is a big part of my literature courses, and I am always in search of new, exciting, and diverse books to engage my learners! Students just need ONE engaging book to hook them on reading!

Finding the right book can completely shift a student's lifelong perception of themselves as a reader.

This project has a variety of books from realistic young adult books like Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley to the bleak dystopian The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and of course many coming of age stories like Adib Khorram's Darius the Great is Not Okay and The Astonishing Color of After

by Emily X.R. Pan. There is, hopefully, a book for every student!

Ms. McDermott
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Testaments: A Novel (The Handmaid's Tale) • Amazon Business $15.26 2 $30.52
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
The Night Watchman: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.72 2 $25.44
Firekeeper's Daughter • Amazon Business $10.23 2 $20.46
Antelope Woman: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Bunny: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
There There • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Exit West: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Afterlife • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
The Book of Unknown Americans • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Paradise (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $5.91 2 $11.82
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Road • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, 1) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Poet X • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68

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