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Mrs. Dombrowski from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inclusivity on the Bookshelf

Help me give my students engaging reading material that promotes inclusivity in my classroom.

  • $374 goal

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My Students

I teach on the southwest side of Chicago. Most of my students come from low income families. The everyday items such as books, pens and hyenine supplies which we take for granted are often luxuries for my students.

For this project, I am focusing specifically on books.

I teach ELA and promote reading for pleasure every day. I have books at their disposal since many do not have extra funds to buy their own. I have a large library, but the students have specifically asked for magna and graphic novel titles. I want to make sure I have books that keep my students engaged which will ultimately lead to a love of reading.

My Project

Each day my students enter my room and read silently for 15 minutes. This daily habit is to help promote lifelong readers who read simply for pleasure. I have spent years building up my classroom library with high-interest novels to suit my students' interests and individual reading levels.

This year my students are begging for magna and anime, graphic novels, and LGBTQ titles.

They hand-selected the requested titles. I am thrilled that they actually want to read and are vocalizing their interests. I would like my bookshelf to be a haven for these readers.

Mrs. Dombrowski
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 125 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dragon Ball Complete Box Set: Vols. 1-16 with premium • Amazon Business $121.79 1 $121.79
Pokemon Super Special Chapter Book Box Set (Pokémon) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Smarkids Scratch Paper Art Set for Kids- 143 Pcs Magic Rainbow Silver Scratch Off Paper Crafts Arts Supplies Kits Sheets Cards Bookmarks 20 Wooden Stylus for Christmas Decor Party Xmas Birthday Gift • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Michael Jordan (Volume 72) (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Elton John (Volume 50) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 50) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Heartstopper: Volume 1: A Graphic Novel (Heartstopper #1) (1) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
John Lennon (Volume 52) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 52) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Dolly Parton (Volume 28) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 28) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Witches of Brooklyn: (A Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bleach, Vol. 50: The Six Fullbringers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Audrey Hepburn (Volume 7) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 7) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
The List • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93

Materials cost

$279.46

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$317.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.05

Total project goal

$373.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.69

5 Donors

-$298.69

Donations toward project cost

-$253.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.80

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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