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Ms. Myers from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Classroom Books for Diverse Students

My students need access to high-quality, culturally-relevant books with diverse characters.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be a first year teacher next year and have not officially met my amazing students yet for the 2018-2019 school year. However, I have been able to visit the school and meet some of the students that will be in my classroom next year.

Students were curious and engaged in their material, asking high-level questions and showing me the books they were reading.

I saw a classroom full of learners reading culturally relevant and diverse texts which is something I feel extremely passionate about continuing in my own classroom this coming year.

My Project

My students need access to culturally relevant books that reflect the lives of my students. This will help to engage students even further in their independent reading and create a classroom of strong readers. I have found in my own experience while student teaching, that when students have access to high-quality books they are much more likely to make reading a habit in their daily lives.

With these new books, my students would have access to books that reflect their daily lived experiences.

These are award-winning books, from diverse authors that will help to create a classroom library teeming with engaging books for all students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Only Road • Amazon Business $8.99 15 $134.85
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
El único destino (The Only Road) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Emergency Contact • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Belles • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
The Poet X • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
For Every One • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
You're Welcome, Universe • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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