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Mrs. Detro from Thibodaux LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in Reading to Match the Diversity of My Students

Help me give my students a wide variety of diverse novels to choose from.

  • $1,073 goal

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My Students

The freshman class is a pretty large and diverse group of students. Our student body comes from every socioeconomic setting. They are full of ideas and are so willing to explore and learn.

My classroom is where I challenge and encourage my students.

Students spend the year learning the foundation of knowledge and skills they will need as they move forward in the ​future. They are excited to explore the world of high school through various types of literature to expand their capacity for critical thinking.

They take pride in their efforts and are willing to challenge their minds for the sake of learning. It is my job to ensure their personal and academic needs are met daily.

My Project

I have a truly amazing group of freshmen this year. They have great spirit, energy, pride, and compassion for each other. They also share a common idea when it comes to reading. It's boring. After further investigation I have come to the conclusion for that common opinion. Forced reading.

I want to give my students a diversity in titles that equals the diversity in my room.

I have requested Feed, I Am Malala; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; Forged By Fire; The Secret Life of Bees; One Man Guy; Openly Straight; Boy Meets Boy; Another Day (Every Day); Every Day; I'll Give You the Sun; Restart; The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives; Long Way Down; Then She Was Gone: A Novel; Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel; Be More Chill; and Girl in Pieces and a book shelf to put them in and binding tape to protect them. I am excited to offer my students novels they can relate to and hope it will draw them into reading so they can find their passion.

Mrs. Detro
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency Seating Niche Mod 3 Shelf 65"H Bookcase, White Wood Grain (NBC6530WH) • $165.59 1 $165.59
Scotch Book Tape, Value Pack, Various Sizes, 8/Rolls (845-VP) • $62.04 2 $124.08
The Secret Life of Bees • AKJ Education $11.68 5 $58.40
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 8 $54.32
One Man Guy • Amazon Business $12.23 4 $48.92
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $13.13 3 $39.39
Then She Was Gone: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 4 $35.16
Feed • AKJ Education $6.56 4 $26.24
Boy Meets Boy • Amazon Business $8.19 3 $24.57
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Restart • Amazon Business $4.59 4 $18.36
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $9.12 2 $18.24
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Another Day (Every Day) • Amazon Business $8.70 2 $17.40
Openly Straight • Amazon Business $8.51 2 $17.02
Be More Chill (Broadway Tie-In) • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Every Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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