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Mrs. Priest from Johnston SC is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Equality, Diversity, & Representation in Our Classroom Library

Help me give my students fiction and non-fiction books that are diverse in character, content, and authors.

  • $348 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students are made up of many different boys and girls. Some of my classes are all boys or all girls, and some are mixed groups of boys and girls. They are spirited and fun, but a lot of them come from high poverty homes. The students I teach love coming to school, and they get excited about anything that is new. My students are practicing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and they are inspired to find new ways to implement them. Please help them with materials to grow our classroom and learning opportunities!

My Project

These materials will make a difference to so many of my students who do not enjoy reading because they have never been given a variety of books to choose from. The selection of books chosen to purchase for my classroom are grade-level fiction books. I hope to give my students a better appreciation of reading and maybe some of my students will end the year actually liking to read. The only way to reach them is to give them more options to choose from until they pick up a book that speaks to them. Only then will their love for reading take hold. These materials will affect the lives of my students in a tremendous way. In this high poverty area, my students have a very limited access to books. Even if their parents can take them to the local library, it is an extremely small facility with few books. Many of my students do not enjoy reading because they can never find a book they are interested in. I believe if my students could see a wider variety of literature, maybe they'd enjoy reading a lot more. It could only take one book to teach a child that reading is a fun activity for life-long learning.

Mrs. Priest
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • MahoganyBooks $44.99 1 $44.99
Gaither Sisters Trilogy Box Set • MahoganyBooks $21.57 1 $21.57
The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Kingston and the Magician's Lost and Found • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Ikenga • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
Something to Say • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
New Kid • MahoganyBooks $11.69 1 $11.69
Class Act • MahoganyBooks $11.69 1 $11.69
Long Way Down • MahoganyBooks $10.79 1 $10.79
Brown Girl Dreaming • MahoganyBooks $9.89 1 $9.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • MahoganyBooks $8.99 1 $8.99
Pet • MahoganyBooks $8.99 1 $8.99
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09
Concrete Kids • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09
Lu (Track #4) • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19

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