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Mrs. Brown from Tanner AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I See Me in My Classroom Library

Help me give my students new books written by African American authors for our classroom library.

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an enigma, and I enjoy the challenge of figuring out the puzzle. We are a Title I school, and most of our students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and thus qualify for free or reduced-rate lunch. We are a racially diverse community. I have many first-generation English speakers. I have students each year who will be the first in their family to graduate high school.

Since most of them have been together since kindergarten, my students work well together, support each other, and argue like brothers and sisters.

These young adults are willing to work together to do what it takes to learn. My classroom is a great place to be!

My Project

As an ELA teacher in a racially diverse school, I want my high school students to have easy access to books from authors who represent them. Since I've moved up to teaching high school, I need to expand my classroom library.

Representation matters in literature.

I know that classic Shakespeare is important for my students to read, but it is equally important for them to read about people who look like them and experience life like them. Reading these books can have a positive impact on their view of themselves and therefore help prepare them to take their place as high-achieving members of society.

If this project is funded, these books will be added to my classroom library for any of my high school students to borrow and read as they wish.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Nickel Boys: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Counting Descent • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
March: Book One • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beloved • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Americanah • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
All American Boys • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07

Materials cost

$147.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.76

Total project goal

$225.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.08

5 Donors

-$224.91

Donations toward project cost

-$191.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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