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Ms. Phillips from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fall into a Good Book!

Help me give my students the newest Jason Reynolds book, award winners from this year, and the mysteries, thrillers and suspense our class library currently lacks!

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredibly diverse in their talents and interests, as a result they enter my room already literate in a multitude of ways.

Together we stretch our capabilities as readers, writers, thinkers and speakers aiming for growth everyday.

My students have powerful voices and important things to say. I am so grateful to laugh, think and learn with my students about all that they bring into our classroom as well as the worlds through which they travel outside of it.

My Project

When we talk about books, an analogy from another teacher often comes to mind...

we search for windows and mirrors:

windows into the worlds and lives we do not know, don't yet understand, or will never experience, but through which we can gain understanding, empathy, inspiration, insight and a thirst for knowledge, adventure and justice;

mirrors which reflect the world through which we move everyday, the people who surround us and the challenges we face - telling us that we are not alone, that we are loved, that others understand and see us, and that in different ways and in different places there is always joy, comfort and belonging to be found.

With my students in mind, I seek to provide windows and mirrors for every student and to ensure that our classroom library offers bits and pieces of all that they seek from the world around them.

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Adapted for Young Adults) • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
The Infinite Noise: A Bright Sessions Novel (The Bright Sessions) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Silence Between Us • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Cautioner's Tale (Mary Morgan's Journal) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
This Might Hurt a Bit • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Juliet Takes a Breath • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
The Year They Fell • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Tragedy Girl • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Not Otherwise Specified • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
History Is All You Left Me • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
All Fall Down (Embassy Row, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Raven Boys • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Never Missing, Never Found • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
The Lie Tree • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
The Fallout • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Far From You • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
All In ((The Naturals #3)) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Killer Instinct ((The Naturals #2)) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
That's Not What Happened • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Elena Vanishing: A Memoir • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Gym Candy • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
The Naturals (The Naturals, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Shooter • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales (Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
The Journey Back • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Compound • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Anger Is a Gift • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Dangerous Art of Blending In • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
How We Roll • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
What Momma Left Me • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Leaving • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Rag and Bone Shop • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
GIRL I USED TO BE • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
When • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58

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