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Mr. Irikawa from Troutdale OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Texts for Diverse Readers!

My students need high interest texts for their literature circle projects.

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students that I work with are highly resilient. Their ability to persevere in the face of many significant challenges is admirable.

Despite being heavily impacted by poverty, institutionalized racism, and community trauma, my students still dream of better lives for themselves and their families.

The spirit and humor they display in the face of these obstacles are a daily inspiration to me.

Many of my students are also first-generation immigrants, refugees, and ESL students, who have had to overcome numerous barriers to success. Their determination is laudable.

My Project

Every year, my 11th grade students complete a literature circle project, during which they read, analyze, and give a presentation a novel that they have read with a small group of their peers.

It has been somewhat difficult in the past to find engaging, contemporary works for students to choose from, that speak to their very diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Often the most popular titles at the school library are in short supply and most students lack the resources to obtain copies on their own.

This project will help me to provide a more authentic and meaningful learning experience for my students within the context of this project.

Mr. Irikawa
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flight: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.33 5 $66.65
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 5 $61.60
The Buddha in the Attic (Pen/Faulkner Award - Fiction) • Amazon Business $10.71 5 $53.55
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.81 5 $49.05
Girls Like Us • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.97 5 $39.85
Out of Reach • Amazon Business $6.89 5 $34.45
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 5 $31.85
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $5.98 5 $29.90

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