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Mrs. Walker from Grimes IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Literature Circle Books

Help me give my students diverse books for their literature circles! These books were chosen to spark questions and conversations about today's hot topics.

  • $435 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are middle schoolers who observe the world around them and have lots of questions. Every day they are taking in the events of the world and trying to figure them out. They have questions and concerns and they want to discuss them!

One of the best ways to get my students talking and thinking is through the use of books!

We read books that make us question what we know, that make us think and allow us to relate to the world around us.

My students like good books. They like interesting books that aren't predictable or simple. They want to be challenged. They want to make connections. And they want to ask "what the heck just happened?!"

My Project

Students need choice when it comes to reading. They also need diversity! By purchasing these books, students will be exposed to new authors, genres, and topics they have not experienced before. These books will also spark important conversations about what our world looks like today and how it is reflected in these texts! Offering choice in reading with modern-day books that kids can connect to, allows students to enjoy what their reading and stop seeing reading as a chore or something they have to do. Instead, they see it as something that makes them think, wonder, and engage with those around them!

Mrs. Walker
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 70 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Are Not from Here • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Furia • Amazon Business $11.98 3 $35.94
Clap When You Land • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
This Is My America • Amazon Business $15.09 2 $30.18
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $14.50 2 $29.00
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise • Amazon Business $11.10 2 $22.20
Punching the Air • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Here to Stay • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Patron Saints of Nothing • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
American Street • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.39 2 $14.78
We Are Not Free • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Small Great Things: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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