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Mrs. Brazie from Winsted CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in Learning!

Help me give my students a broader world view through the purchase of books!

  • $981 goal

This project expired on July 11, 2019.

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My Students

Our middle school students are kind, curious, and generous individuals who seek exposure to the diverse global perspectives that exist in our world. Our small school community is nestled in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut. Although our students are lucky to live in such a bucolic setting, they truly need exposure to varied international perspectives. Our goal is to foster a genuine curiosity about the world they live in, as well as to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of cultures, opinions, and practices of those who do not live in our tiny corner of the world. We hope to accomplish this by offering our students a broad selection of narrative literature and informational text in order to give a voice to those who live very different lives than our students.

In order to offer the volume and scope of diversity we need to break the "one story" dilemma, we need donors to fund our class libraries.

We greatly appreciate your support in creating our book collection to develop self-awareness, empathy, and understanding through stories that help our students see the world through the eyes of others.

My Project

A large and diversified book collection will encourage the development of self-awareness, empathy, and understanding through stories that help our students see the world through the eyes of others! So often our students are only exposed to the single narrative to represent whole groups of people.

Through the purchase of a variety of genres and authors, these books will promote a genuine curiosity for our students about the world they live in, as well as to guide them to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of cultures, opinions, and practices of those who do not live in our tiny corner of the world.

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Freckled: A Memoir of Growing up Wild in Hawaii • Amazon Business $18.39 4 $73.56
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.87 4 $59.48
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America • Amazon Business $13.60 4 $54.40
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.22 4 $48.88
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
The Hate U Give [Paperback] Angie Thomas (author) • Amazon Business $11.65 4 $46.60
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $8.15 4 $32.60
Under the Foster Freak Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.78 4 $31.12
Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.81 4 $27.24
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 4 $24.84
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96

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