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Mr. Finley from El Cajon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversify Our Class Library

Help me give my students an expanded awareness with diverse texts that teach equity through multiple perspectives of author's from multicultural backgrounds.

  • $1,341 goal

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My Students

I have a wonderful group of students from a range of demographics. We are a Title 1 school, which means that more than 40 percent of our students fall below the poverty line. They are excited about having books that represent them.

My Project

Help students learn about diverse perspectives by giving them the gift of literature. Through the class library, students will be able to read works of authors from multicultural backgrounds from both present and past that trace issues that students deal with today.

Many students, in the past, have never seen their story told in literature, but with your contribution you can change that.

The list of texts in the library also serve a didactic role and will provide guidance and solace along with helping our students to become more open-minded and resilient. One of our greatest hopes for changing the world for the better is helping our youth reach their potentials. This set of books can help do that.

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

This project will reach 150 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lives of Girls and Women • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $24.25 1 $24.25
Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Dragon Hoops • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
White Noise: (Penguin Orange Collection) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
A Raisin in the Sun (Modern Library) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated (PENGUIN PRESS) • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
In the Skin of a Lion • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
I, Too, Am America • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Orientalism • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
An Ocean of Minutes: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Grown • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Selected Poems (William Carlos Williams) • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Black Panthers Speak • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Half of a Yellow Sun • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
White Teeth: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
White Teeth: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The New Jim Crow (Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - 10th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Gilded Ones • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Clap When You Land • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Punching the Air • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Women, Race & Class • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
A Visit from the Goon Squad • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
This Is My America • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
The Kiss Quotient • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Concrete Rose • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Wretched of the Earth • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Underground Railroad: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Black Skin, White Masks • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Place for Us: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Cloud Atlas • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Cloud Atlas • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
The Road • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Furia • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Wolf Hall • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Speak No Evil: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Gilead (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
Manhattan Transfer (Vintage Classics) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Patron Saints of Nothing • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Poet X • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
The Poet X • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Beloved • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Everyone Knows You Go Home • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
The House of Mirth (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
There There • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
The Souls of Black Folk • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
All American Boys • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07
My Ántonia (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Tender Buttons • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$995.42

Vendor shipping charges

$7.98

Sales tax

$91.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,139.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$201.07

Total project goal

$1,340.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,340.48

9 Donors

-$1,317.54

Donations toward project cost

-$1,139.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$178.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.94

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$0.00

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