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Mx. Luebbert from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping the Luebrary Grow

Help me give my students access to diverse, new, and classic titles they'll love!

  • $593 goal

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My Students

My students are ninth graders at a neighborhood high school in North Philadelphia who are resilient and inquisitive, trying to make sense of the world around them. They are growing up in one of Philadelphia's most underserved communities. Most of our students are Latinx and/or Black, and many others are white, Southeast Asian, or Middle Eastern. We serve a large amount of multilingual students, English learners, and students with special education needs.

It is likely that none of my students have never had access to a school library in their educational career.

While providing them with books in a classroom collection cannot undue this inequity, giving them easy access to new and various titles is an important part of helping them build an identity as a reader.

My Project

This year, we are building the foundation for a strong culture of reading at our school. In English class, we spend 30 minutes every day reading independently. This has been a big adjustment for many students, who may not remember the last time they finished a book on their own.

Many of my students report that they don't like reading, but I'm confident that providing diverse choices at all levels will turn even the most reluctant reader into a bookworm.

The young adult publishing world is constantly changing, and luckily new books with culturally relevant topics are constantly coming out. This project will help me keep up with new titles and find items I think would interest some of my students who haven't yet fallen in love with a book.

Mx. Luebbert
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Gloom Looms: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 10-12 (The Slippery Slope; The Grim Grotto; The Penultimate Peril) • Amazon Business $28.61 1 $28.61
The Situation Worsens: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 4-6 (The Miserable Mill; The Austere Academy; The Ersatz Elevator) • Amazon Business $28.10 1 $28.10
The Dilemma Deepens: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 7-9 (The Vile Village; The Hostile Hospital; The Carnivorous Carnival) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations • Amazon Business $18.32 1 $18.32
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Gender Queer: A Memoir • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ironheart Vol. 2: Ten Rings • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Heartstopper Volume One • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
One Person, No Vote (YA edition) • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
The Nickel Boys: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Juliet Takes a Breath • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Homie: Poems • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
A Fortune for Your Disaster • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13) • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Walk in Our Cleats: 25 Athletes Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
One-Punch Man, Vol. 3 (3) • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
One-Punch Man, Vol. 2 (2) • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
There There • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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