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Ms. Niebels from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping To Create The Next Group Of Social Change Agents

Help me give my students an opportunity to read books that tell the stories of their lives with a focus on what they can do to create social change.

  • $400 goal

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My Students

These students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences but what they have in common is the goal to improve themselves and their community through education. Over 85% of these students qualify for free or reduced lunch. They are dreamers and doers who have engaged in a variety of community projects from building a designing an outdoor learning environment for the United Way to volunteering to support middle school students with their homework.

Our collective futures depend upon an educated group of young people ready to take on leadership roles.

These students see themselves as agents for change within their complex communities.

We are looking to add to our library a collection of books to inspire these future leaders with information about what other young people have done to become agents for change within their community

My Project

Bringing my students the information about how our collective history has been told and retold over the years will help them to critically analyze some of the current oppression many of them are living with every day. Reading about other young people who have worked to change this oppression will empower them to believe in themselves.

Young people need to see themselves reflected in the stories that are told.

Too often they are sent a message both literally and through our media that they have little or no value to society. Our young people are our future; these books will help to lift them up.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) • Amazon Business $14.61 2 $29.22
Bang! ((repackage)) • Amazon Business $9.32 3 $27.96
Money Hungry (new cover) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $13.37 2 $26.74
Begging for Change (new cover) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.73 2 $19.46
Internment • Amazon Business $9.46 2 $18.92
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition: Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $4.64 3 $13.92
An African American and Latinx History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00

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