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  • $346 goal

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Mrs. Kao
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fight Hate With a Middle School LGBTQA Resource Center

My students need fiction and non-fiction books reflecting a range of LGBTQA experiences.

My Students

When I started a Leadership Elective for my middle school students at the end of last year, I asked them what they wanted their first major project to be. Overwhelmingly, they wanted to create an LGBTQA resource center in my classroom. We are a Title I school in the Bay Area, and many of their classmates are English Language Learners and don't have a lot of resources at home.

My students strongly feel there is a need for a safe space at school for them to read about LGBTQA students and characters, and to access resources to support them as they figure out who they are and how they identify.

Middle school is a scary and confusing time for many students--especially for students who are LGBTQA--and my Leadership students are passionate about creating a space where they can support each other.

My Project

My middle school students do not have any LGBTQA resources at school. Middle school is a confusing time where students try to figure out who they are, and my LGBTQA students don't know who to turn to with their questions, or where to find books that reflect teenagers like themselves. Some of my students use homophobic language without realizing how hurtful they're being, as well.

An LGBTQA Resource Center for my middle schoolers will give LGBTQA students a safe place with the resources they need to be supported, while making it clear to the rest of the student body that homophobia and transphobia is unacceptable.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Not Your Sidekick • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Girl Mans Up • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Lizard Radio • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
The ABC's of LGBT+ • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
This Song Is (Not) For You • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
None of the Above • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
This Book Is Gay • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
How To Say Goodbye In Robot • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Gracefully Grayson • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Parrotfish • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Openly Straight • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
The Miseducation of Cameron Post • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Lies We Tell Ourselves: A New York Times bestseller (Harlequin Teen) • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
One Man Guy • Amazon Business $6.27 1 $6.27
Ash • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.02 1 $6.02

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This project will reach 30 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Sergey Brin Family Foundation and 5 other donors.

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