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Ms. McNulty from Lowell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help us Diversify our Reading List!

My students need books, in sets of six copies each, by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters, including Tales Our Abuelitas Told, I'll Always Write Back, and None of the Above.

  • $574 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle schoolers are, above all else, curious about people---a curiosity that can be quenched through literature.

Most of my students come from families living in poverty, about 70% of whom speak other languages at home.

A quarter of my students have special needs. We are a rich and diverse community, with different experiences and perspectives. My students are, by turns, kind, empathetic, humorous, sensitive, grouchy, and cruel. They are figuring out the people they want to become. Some of my students will tell you that they don't like school, but I've never met a student who was truly never excited to learn---about people, places, ideas, and themselves.

My Project

My students need six each of books by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters, including Tales Our Abuelitas Told, I'll Always Write Back, and None of the Above. With these text sets, my students will be able to have literature circles, guided reading groups, and book clubs where they can read stories by and about people who reflect their identities. Students will be able to see themselves and their classmates in these stories, and will be able to bring their own cultures and languages into the academic discourse of our community.

There are twelve different languages spoken in my classroom this year, by students of all different races, genders, orientations, and abilities.

Each of these children deserve to engage with literature that reflects their cultures and identities, and those of their classmates. Representation matters to student learning, motivation, and self-esteem.

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Ms. McNulty
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 58 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection Alm • AKJ Books $14.56 6 $87.36
I Will Always Write Back • AKJ Books $13.14 6 $78.84
None of the Above • AKJ Books $13.13 6 $78.78
Since You Asked... • AKJ Books $13.13 6 $78.78
If I Ever Get Out of Here • AKJ Books $7.29 6 $43.74
A Time to Dance • AKJ Books $7.29 6 $43.74
Secret Keeper • AKJ Books $6.56 6 $39.36

Materials cost

$450.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$487.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.00

Total project goal

$573.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$573.36

3 Donors

-$296.90

Donations toward project cost

-$252.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.53

match offer

-$276.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$234.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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