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  • $489 goal

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Ms. Katz
Grades 6-8
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Extraordinary Books Make Extraordinary Readers!

My students need books that reflect who they are as people.

My Students

I teach a group of students from a vast variety of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds; some students hail from around the globe: Syria, Ireland, Iraq, India, Haiti, Guatemala, and Korea, just to name a few.

Well over half of my students speak another language at home.

Furthermore, they practice a wide variety of religions. We are a small United Nations in many ways! They love to read about cultures that reflect their own, but they also love to explore other cultures through the novels that they choose.

My Project

What every child needs to become a powerful, engaged reader is the the right book in their hands at the right time!

My goal is to make strong, inspirational, and well-suited books available within my classroom.

It is the most important job I have.

Equally important is making sure that students see themselves reflected in the book choices. Nothing will make a child feel more alienated from the learning process than feeling like their experiences are marginalized. Therefore, having the right book that shows them that they are an important part of the world is vital. Enticing readers is essential.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
The Sky Is Everywhere • Amazon Business $12.58 4 $50.32
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.19 4 $36.76
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 3 $30.87
Echo • Amazon Business $13.60 2 $27.20
True Letters from a Fictional Life • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $8.27 3 $24.81
We Are the Ants • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Gracefully Grayson • Amazon Business $5.06 3 $15.18
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Love • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda #3) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda #6) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (Origami Yoda #4) • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (Origami Yoda #5) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93

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This project will reach 65 students.

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