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Mrs. Moore from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Finally See My Culture In These Books!

Help me give my students the opportunity to read books that reflect their own cultures.

  • $754 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Charter School offering all Advanced Placement Classes to a wide variety of students, many of whom will be first in their families to attend college. Our students tend to be economically challenged, but highly motivated.

The students here are highly dedicated to going and completing a four year university.

They are chosen by a lottery to attend. We are the best high school in Oklahoma. They are motivated and spend countless hours in the library as we do not have computers in the classroom. Not having a library budget, new items cannot be purchased.

My Project

Since my school is primarily Hispanic and African American, it is difficult for them to relate to many of the novels we have in our collection. There are many new books written for this demographic, but I do not have a budget to buy them.

These award winning books will bring stories about their culture to my Hispanic and African American students, encouraging even the reluctant reader to enjoy reading.

It is very important that all students see their lives reflected in the books they read. This project will allow them to do just that. This will also allow teachers to lead discussions on various cultures.

Mrs. Moore
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vampire Knight Box Set 2: Volumes 11-19 with Premium (2) • Amazon Business $52.28 1 $52.28
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $18.53 2 $37.06
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) • Amazon Business $27.20 1 $27.20
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $19.51 1 $19.51
When the Stars Go Blue: A Novel • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Dealing in Dreams • Amazon Business $17.40 1 $17.40
Broken Beautiful Hearts • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hollow City • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Chosen Place, The Timeless People • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Jubilee (50th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $15.10 1 $15.10
New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 (The Twilight Saga) • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Salt Eaters • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
The Go-Between • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Pride • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Meridian • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
History Is All You Left Me • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The House of Broken Angels • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
This Is How It Always Is • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Little Fires Everywhere • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Accidental Love • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas) • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas) • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Living (The Living Series) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
I Will Save You • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
The Weight of Feathers • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Dreams of Significant Girls • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84

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