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  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Mount
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Empowering Students Through a Diverse Classroom Library

Help me give my students a diverse, inclusive classroom library that increases their self-awareness and critical consciousness.

My Students

As a first-year English teacher (starting this fall), I haven't technically met my future 8th-grade​ students. Based on my prior experience with this age group, though, I can say -- with confidence -- that my kids are smart, brave, passionate, and insightful. They are revolutionaries in their own right, and they can effect great change in the world around them.

The students in my classes come from a variety of cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

As such, in our classroom, we value critical pedagogy, which is the assessment and questioning of the existing political and social structures that oppress marginalized groups. In order for my kids to speak out against social injustice, they need a diverse body of literature that will introduce them to the tools needed to do so. In other words, my kids need a classroom library where the authors' voices and experiences mirror that of my students.

My Project

I'm a firm believer in the power of reading, and my goal is that my classroom library will reflect that belief.

I also hope that the range of diverse voices in my library will help my students become better people as they learn more about themselves and the world around them.

For students of color, or for LGBTQ+ students, this process may be that they have access to literature where the character's life, family, experiences, and culture are similar to their own. For students in a position of privilege, such as white or affluent students, this process may entail reading about other kids whose experiences are starkly different from their own. By giving all of the kids in my class access to a diverse library, learning will be enhanced.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $18.11 1 $18.11
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Want • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
The Unintentional Time Traveler (Time Guardians) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Love from A to Z • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Weight of the Stars • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
It's Not Like It's a Secret • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Spin • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Not Your Sidekick • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Lizard Radio • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Born Confused • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
An Ember in the Ashes • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Love Me or Miss Me: Hot Girl, Bad Boy • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Rani Patel In Full Effect • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
If I Was Your Girl • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Conviction • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Carry On (Simon Snow Series) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Brooklyn, Burning • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Skim • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ash • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
SOLD • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02

Materials cost

$418.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.30

Total project goal

$568.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.64

3 Donors

-$285.00

Donations toward project cost

-$242.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.75

match offer

-$283.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$241.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Google.org and 3 other donors.

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