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Mrs. Ammons from Anthony NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Independent Social Justice Reading

My students need individual reading books that focus on social issues. Our year theme is Social Justice and my students need access to books they can check and read at home.

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Although the middle school where I teach is between two larger cities, it is very secluded and sheltered. In fact, a great majority of the students have not ventured out of their area. We are a Title I school and serve free breakfast and free lunch to all students who attend. A huge majority of the 110 students are English Language Learners (ELLs) and are either first or second generation Americans. This creates extra challenges to ensure that all students receive differentiated instruction to order to meet their needs.

Since my students do not have access to a library, we need various books so they can have access to independent reading.

My Project

My students were self-proclaimed haters of reading - UNTIL they met me. With your help, I was able to purchase several sets of classroom novels revolving around social issues - both local and worldwide issues. They were hooked.

Now, they need books they can check out and take home to read independently.

These books will be used for years to come.

Can you imagine living in an area and not having access to a library? What about living in a house without any type of reading material? That's what life is like for my students.

They have built up an appetite for reading and now I need help feeding their hunger.

I have carefully self selected over 48 titles of books that revolve around different types of social justice themes from Urban Underground to reading about teenage service projects to classics such as Go Ask Alice. Each title has something my students can connect to. There are books about different types of families, drugs and alcohol addiction, to the discussion of bullying within school groups.

Mrs. Ammons
Grades 6-8
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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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Underground (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $74.45 1 $74.45
Uglies (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.63 1 $36.63
The Crank Trilogy Crank; Glass; Fallout • AKJ Education $28.46 1 $28.46
Mr. Terupt (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.94 1 $17.94
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • AKJ Education $8.75 2 $17.50
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.72 2 $17.44
Forever . . . • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Go Ask Alice • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Fangirl A Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Everything, Everything • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Sun Is Also a Star • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Fallout • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
We Were Liars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Until Friday Night • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Confessions of a Former Bully • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $11.34 1 $11.34
The Kid's Guide to Service Projects • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Burned • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.79 1 $8.79
Copper Sun • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Calling Maggie May • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Panic • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
If I Stay • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Say What You Will • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Book of David • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Not Exactly a Love Story • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
That Was Then, This Is Now • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
If You Really Loved Me • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The One for Me • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? :: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Winning by Teamwork • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $5.88 1 $5.88
November Blues • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Blubber • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Paperboy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Defining Dulcie • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

Materials cost

$576.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$615.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.58

Total project goal

$723.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$723.85

5 Donors

-$411.48

Donations toward project cost

-$350.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.97

match offer

-$311.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$264.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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