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Mrs. Oldenburg from Irving TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Library

Help me give my students a diverse choice to expand their horizons through a wide variety of texts.

  • $571 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I have the distinct honor to teach a diverse population of students. Each student has unique abilities and needs that are best fostered in an open learning environment where they can be challenged to think deeper while evaluating text, multimedia information, and visual images.

I want to provide opportunities for students to grow in empathy as well as critical thinking; one of the best ways to do this to accomplish this is to provide diverse, rich literature for all students.

My Project

My students read daily. By having diverse voices in my classroom library, students are allowed to hear voices other than their own; this increases empathy and deepens understanding of the world.

The books I selected are often checked out from our school library or are hotly anticipated new releases from beloved authors.

Many options are hardcovers so they will last through multiple readings by hundreds of students.

By supporting this project, you are supporting diversity and inclusion for title one middle school students.

Thank you for taking the time to peruse this carefully curated list and for considering this project.

Mrs. Oldenburg
Grades 6-8

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Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set - Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for all ages) • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $28.10 1 $28.10
Smile, Sisters, and Guts: The Box Set • Amazon Business $23.45 1 $23.45
We Contain Multitudes • Amazon Business $15.83 1 $15.83
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Girl in the Picture • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
I Wish You All the Best • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
American Royals • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
The Fountains of Silence • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Somewhere Only We Know • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Frankly in Love • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Bloom • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Permanent Record • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The War Outside • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
The Grace Year • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Ashes in the Snow (Movie Tie-In) • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
All American Boys • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07
For Every One • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Out of the Easy • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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