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Ms. G. from Norwalk IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Can Make a Difference

Help me give my students diverse reading books that allow them step into the shoes of those who are similar and different than themselves.

  • $319 goal

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My Students

My students fit the criteria of what it means to be "Iowa nice." We are a community of learners who have the great benefit of being close to the big city within a small town school district. We love to read, and read every day, not for academic reading but for the sake of book love. Reading allows us to escape the small town, to learn about other cultures, to connect to other cultures, to learn new skills, and to simply explore.


stands for drop everything and read. I don't care what genre or subject my students choose. Graphic novel? OK. Book about World War II? Fine. Informational text about taxidermy? Not my cup of tea, but if you are interested, go for it. As a junior high teacher, I simply want my students to keep reading for enjoyment in their busy lives.

My Project

Free reading books within a classroom library allow students to often escape their own lives but also help them explore the problems they cannot escape.

These books will allow students to explore the issues that surround race, gender, sexuality, orientation, faith, and mental health in a safe environment.

Their presence in a free reading classroom library also supports the idea that these are issues to talk about and to not hide; that these issues are not specific to them but issues that others preteens and teens face today. Please help me fund this project to get these books in the hands of my students.

Ms. G.
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Grief Keeper • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Zenobia July • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Give and Take • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Saints and Misfits • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Under the Mesquite • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Best Man • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Watch Us Rise • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Pants Project • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
No Fixed Address • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Skin I'm In (20th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Parker Inheritance (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Some Kind of Happiness • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Gracefully Grayson • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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