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Ms. Brown from Danville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Ourselves in Our Reading

Help me give my students a variety of books so they can find themselves in their reading.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard workers, focused, engaged and high achievers. They are quick learners and good listeners. They love seeing themselves in the books they read.

They are more than their academic lives.

They're loving, supportive, genuinely kind to each other and truly a gift.

Our classroom is a place to connect with each other, to read together, work together and understand what it means to collaborate with others.

Our first priority is our relationships with each other and then we focus on our learning because it is hard to learn when you're worried about your world outside of academics.

My Project

This year, we are focused on developing the habit of reading for pleasure to see reading as privilege rather than a chore. There are so many things competing to get students' attention, so they need books that are enjoyable and engaging. They need books that they can see themselves in, books that they connect to. books that mirror their lives.

This selection of books will add new genres to our classroom library, generate interest and affirm students as they see characters like themselves on the pages.

We will share these books across all of the 6th grade students, join in books clubs across classes, and have rich and powerful discussions.

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $13.59 4 $54.36
Slob • Amazon Business $14.22 3 $42.66
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
The Wes Anderson Collection • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Perfect: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
This One Summer • Amazon Business $20.38 1 $20.38
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $15.10 1 $15.10
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 2 $14.80
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
So B. It • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $5.90 2 $11.80
Gracefully Grayson • Amazon Business $5.06 2 $10.12
Oh Rats!: The Story of Rats and People • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Hush • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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