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Mrs. Davis from Gloucester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books to Engage Readers

Help me give my students books that will engage and encourage them to read.

  • $207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse community of learners who have been working to improve their reading and writing. We have been using literature as mirrors, windows, and doors into the world.

We are a fishing community that is now having to move into a new economy as the fishing industry is suffering and changing.

At the same time, our proximity to a major city has brought in a growing professional population. We serve an increasingly diverse community, ethnically, racially, linguistically, and economically.

We have been working on building a positive community in order to break down barriers between the diverse groups that make up our student body.

My Project

We have diversity in our world and in our classrooms and now is a time to match that diversity in our literature. We need engaging, relevant books that reflect what our students experience and hear about every day. In order for that to happen our books need to be updated. We need to have books that reflect every part of our society and open up students to the possibilities that exist in the world.

The books I have selected will bring to our literature the same diversity as among my students and this will increase their engagement.

These books also show how young people have overcome adversity and challenges to reach their utmost potential. Hopefully, these titles will show my students that they too can work and overcome the challenges they may have in their own lives.

Mrs. Davis
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Indian No More • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Surviving the City (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Archenemies (Renegades) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
The Toll (3) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Supernova • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Thunderhead (2) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Renegades • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

Materials cost

$143.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$175.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.00

Total project goal

$206.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$206.68

3 Donors

-$181.68

Donations toward project cost

-$154.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.25

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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