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Ms. Shields from Murray UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Classroom Library

Help me give my students diverse books on topics that relate to them.

  • $473 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are sweet and diverse. Unlike the other middle school in our district, our kids come mostly from poverty. As teachers here, we know that we must provide all the supplies we require for our lessons. Many of my kids will eat their only meal of the day here (free lunch/teacher-funded pantries).

I am a first year teacher and I want to change the stigma around our school.

I want my kids to see their value because it's incredible!

My Project

Teaching English in middle school automatically puts you in a constant battle of making reading enjoyable. It's a huge task, made even bigger by the fact that many of my students don't "see themselves" in the books that are typically stocked in school libraries.

I would love to have a classroom library with diverse books where my kids can read about students who look like them.

Mental health is also a huge focus of mine and many of these books focus on specific experiences my students are struggling with. Reading can be such a powerful tool and I know these books will be a source of comfort and exploration for my students.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 183 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Tell Me Everything • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Tell Me Everything • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Torment: A Novella • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Torment: A Novella • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Threads • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
Threads • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
Internment • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Internment • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Darkdeep • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Darkdeep • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Hazel Wood: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Hazel Wood: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Shark Girl • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Shark Girl • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Forget Me Not • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Forget Me Not • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Home of the Brave • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Home of the Brave • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Unbound • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Unbound • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
House Arrest (Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens) • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40
House Arrest (Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens) • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40

Materials cost

$366.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.88

Total project goal

$472.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$472.51

3 Donors

-$247.00

Donations toward project cost

-$209.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.05

match offer

-$225.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$191.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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