You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. V. from Roebuck SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Find Yourself in a Good Book

My students need various levels of middle grade novels that reflect their own diverse backgrounds and interests.

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderful group of learners, leaders, and friends. I love getting to see them each day, not just to see them engage in lessons but to see their joy in being present in my classroom.

With one more year until middle school, my students are the leaders of their school.

They are funny, intelligent, kind, and ready to dive into the rigor of the rest of their academic careers. I cannot wait to see what they accomplish with the rest of the school year!

My Project

To differentiate my classroom library I want to include more books that reflect the diversity of not only our class and school but our community as a whole. Our class is made up of a variety of students with a variety of socioeconomic, racial, and religious backgrounds, and they are excellent readers who would benefit from the inclusion of more diverse literature in the classroom.

Readers have the right and need to see themselves in the books they read.

According to the National Council for Teachers of English, diverse books in classrooms can not only help diverse students see themselves in literature but can open up all students to other world views and unfamiliar circumstances- building empathy and understanding among peers.

When students see themselves in their books--not just obscure characters with no similarities to the lives they lead--they are more inclined to read more and with more engagement. My students are going to be thrilled to read books with characters and stories that reflect their own lives. Join me in making it happen!

Ms. V.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. V. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Save Me a Seat • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Stella by Starlight • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Listen, Slowly • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Land of Forgotten Girls • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Gym Candy • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19

Materials cost

$126.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.57

Total project goal

$197.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.13

2 Donors

-$197.13

Donations toward project cost

-$167.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Roebuck","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5132176],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"SC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3258636,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/find-yourself-in-a-good-book/3258636/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. V.","authorIds":{"5132176":{"owner":"Ms. V.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3258636],"proposalHash":"105193928","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5132176_272x272.png?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1524523403053","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21134305,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTM0NzQ0Ng==","NTEzMjE3Ng=="],"teacherId":5132176,"schoolCounty":"Spartanburg","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"SC","name":"South Carolina"}}