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Ms. F. from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Her Mind Matters Book Club

My students need these titles to continue exploring females in literature.

  • $1,152 goal

This project expired on May 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our young ladies are dedicated to their education as well as thought-provoking conversations pertaining to their lives and literature. They are able to see themselves or someone they know in the book characters. With every book club meeting, the group is able to encourage one another as well as learn something new.

These Black and Brown young ladies are producing a counter-narrative of how success and enthusiasm are defined for students of color.

The Black and Brown girls of the book club embody the commitment needed for change to occur. The buzz they have created amongst their peers about the book club is one an educator dreams of in their career.

My Project

The titles included for this project will continue to promote rich discussions within the book club as well as empower girls to search for literature that challenges the status quo. The young ladies can identify with many of the characters in each of the selected text.

Each title brings each young lady closer to seeing literature as a way to explore new ideas and examine familiar situations from a new lens.

Reading is such a powerful tool. To have our young ladies excited about reading and receiving new books displays what can happen once a student receives a "just right book."

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $12.24 15 $183.60
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $11.48 15 $172.20
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $8.75 15 $131.25
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $7.68 15 $115.20
Toning The Sweep • Amazon Business $6.94 15 $104.10
Sugar • Amazon Business $6.48 15 $97.20
Last Summer With Maizon • Amazon Business $5.26 15 $78.90

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