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Ms. Streater from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversifying the Classroom Library

Help me give my students a classroom library that has a range of literature.

  • $357 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nearly 95% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch, and many of my students experience challenges from living in a high-poverty community. However, my 21st-century students will have their basic needs met.

For my students, opting out is not an option.

They are always putting forth their best. The student population is very diverse. For instance, they all have different learning styles and interests, and some students are from outside of the U.S. They have a variety of experiences to contribute to the school and classroom community, and it is necessary to have the appropriate materials and items to meet the needs of every unique student.

My Project

One of the hardest questions that my students ask me is about the relevance of each text. It can be hard to see the relevance in books that aren't modern and require a lot of background knowledge. My students have expressed that they want to read books that they can see themselves in. I encourage my students to read a variety of literature, but the selections in this project specifically includes character(s) and/or situations that my students see in themselves or in their community.

I am 100% positive that these book selections will capture my students' interest to the point that they will not want to stop reading.

These books will draw the students in while they continue to build fluency, vocabulary, and literacy skills. It's so important that they have this opportunity because so often the students are reading text to prepare for standardized test and other assessments. The fulfillment of this project will give them the chance to explore and find what they love to read.

Ms. Streater
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.79 6 $70.74
ECR4Kids Kraft Edgers Scissors with Hardwood Rack, 18-Piece, Decorative Paper Scissors with Rotating Stand for Kids, Teacher Supplies, Scrapbook Supplies, DIY Projects, Craft Supplies, Kids’ Crafts • Amazon Business $30.51 1 $30.51
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $25.55 1 $25.55
The Giver Quartet boxed set • Amazon Business $20.96 1 $20.96
Him • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Her • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Her II • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Iliad • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

Materials cost

$268.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$302.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.46

Total project goal

$356.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$356.38

3 Donors

-$119.00

Donations toward project cost

-$101.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.85

match offer

-$237.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$201.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.61

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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