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Mrs. Duran from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Readers Need Updated Text Choices

Help me give my students interesting and diverse texts such as When the Beat was Born, My Name is Bilal, and Harlem Stomp! so they may explore new and wonderful text experiences.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I moved with most of my students from second grade last year to third grade this year. While they do enjoy the current classroom library in our room, they would love updated titles and more challenging choices to meet the need of their growing reading abilities.

They are looking forward to continuing to share many varied rich book experiences with each other using interesting text appropriate for their individual reading goals.

We are a Title I school, which means families may need extra help with providing reading materials for use at home and school. They would absolutely benefit and love an expanded selection of varied genres with which to learn, grow, and enjoy with each other.

My Project

My students will benefit from the diverse texts. Coming from a second grade level, they need a wider range of engaging books so they can travel through text to gain new experiences. These texts will provide enriching literature for their independent reading enjoyment.

Students absolutely love being able to access varied text that are of interest and relevance to them.

They look forward to being able to use the varied texts both in class and at home as they practice reading skills and demonstrate growth during the school year. They're excited to get started visiting new places, solving new problems, and celebrating successes of people they read about in different text.

Mrs. Duran
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
When the Beat Was Born • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Harlem Stomp! • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Brothers In Hope • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Under My Hijab • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Separate Is Never Equal • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
My Name Is Bilal • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harvesting Hope • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 1 $11.20
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.73 1 $9.73
The People Could Fly • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.48 1 $7.48
Outcasts United • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Breadwinner • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
You Don't Even Know Me • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Chato's Kitchen • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Mighty Miss Malone • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Crossing the Wire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Two Homes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Freedom Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Caribbean Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Peak • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Ling & Ting • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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