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Ms. Anderson from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Make A Class Library

Help me give my students a range of culturally relevant and reading-level appropriate books which I will arrange into a class library!

  • $749 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach two blocks of integrated science and two blocks of world history to students with special needs. They have ADHD, autism, visual processing issues, auditory processing issues, anxiety, depression and other learning disabilities. The population is almost 100% hispanic or black, and low income. Finally, the vast majority are far below reading level and, for that reason, hate reading. I want them to love reading, which is why I want to provide for them a wide range of culturally relevant books in a class library. Please help me to do so! It would mean the world.

My Project

If my project is fully funded, I will arrange shelves for my students to check books out of. I will arrange the shelves by content type and by difficulty level. I will make worksheets to go along with the books so that the students can work on their comprehension and vocabulary as they read. I will heavily encourage reading, even incentivizing it with extra credit points. All of this will make all the difference in my students' education. Literacy is the key to knowledge. My students will do better in every single one of their classes, and in their lives down the line, if they become better and better readers.

Ms. Anderson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Obama: An Intimate Portrait • Amazon Business $31.45 1 $31.45
Becoming • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures • Amazon Business $17.10 1 $17.10
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Turtles All the Way Down (Random House Large Print) • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Americanah • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Corazón • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Yes Please • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Citizen Illegal (BreakBeat Poets) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Underdogs • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
The Things They Carried • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Am the Messenger • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
LeBron James: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Players • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided (Updated With New Material) • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Speak • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Hole in My Life • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68

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