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Mrs. Payan from Baldwin Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

History Class Reading Nook

Help me give my students a comfortable reading nook with a few bean bag chairs, rug and book shelf and of course teen historical novels to make them feel at home.

  • $707 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a low income, title one school. But that doesn't mean they lack the drive and dedication to their learning. In fact these students are the opposite of this. I have never met a more dedicated and passionate bunch. I truly have pride in my students and school and I think that they represent the best there is.

These students truly have a passion for learning and I want to support them however I can.

They are motivated, creative, passionate about social issues and have a love for learning.I want to support them however I can.

My Project

I want my students to embrace history and reading. I have a very diverse and multicultural student body and a lot of literature doesn't always embrace the diversity. I want to give my students an opportunity to love reading and history all at the same time and find stories they can relate to no matter their ethnicity.

I also always have students in my room at brunch lunch and after school.

I want them to find a place to feel comfortable and inviting and feel that they are welcome no matter who they are. By creating a reading nook, I will embrace the students that need to find a way to love learning in my class.

Mrs. Payan
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Comfy Bean Bag Chair: Posh Large Beanbag Chairs with Removable Cover for Kids, Teens and Adults - Polyester Cloth Puff Sack Lounger Furniture for All Ages - 35 Inch - Heather Teal • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Unique Loom Outdoor Collection Geometric Striped Abstract Indoor and Outdoor Transitional Gray Area Rug (4' x 6') • Amazon Business $72.00 1 $72.00
South Shore Axess Collection 5-Shelf Narrow Bookcase, Pure Black • Amazon Business $65.19 1 $65.19
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Girl in Translation • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
The Kite Runner • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Under a Painted Sky • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Outrun the Moon • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Human Acts: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Black Like Me • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
The Help • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
My Brother Sam Is Dead (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Code Name Verity • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Orphan Train Girl • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Land of Forgotten Girls • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Listen, Slowly • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

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