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Mr. Duba from Bowie MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need fundamental history, literature, and fiction books to give them opportunities to dive deeper into classroom topics, learn about other perspectives, and simply enjoy reading!

  • $550 goal

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My Students

Education and reading has the power to expand students' worldviews. In providing a space where they are challenged, encouraged, and inspired, teachers can be part of their path toward success as engineers, businesspeople, educators, ambassadors, etc. I love being part of this process of my students who are eager to learn, dedicated, innovative, and passionate.

My students go on to top universities and represent some of the best of what our county has to offer.

Our county is one of the highest achieving predominantly black counties in the country. Our high school is the top performing traditional public school in the county! However, as a public school, we still struggle to provide for the needs of our students.

My Project

A classroom library is key to each student's education. As a social sciences classroom, students will be equipped with some of the greatest historical perspectives from diverse authors. There are a set of books about American history, focusing on different groups throughout history. There are books about different historical events (Japanese Internment, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, etc).

They will be able to read historical fiction and stories from places here in the United States and around the world written for and about people like them!

The fiction literature that is included will give students the opportunity to have new, exciting, and eye-opening books at their fingertips. These books will guide students to a love of reading that will inspire them for years to come!

Mr. Duba
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Jurassic Park • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Americanah (ALA Notable Books for Adults) • Amazon Business $19.68 1 $19.68
The Things They Carried • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
Obama: The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - 2,920 Days • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $16.84 1 $16.84
An African American and Latinx History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Speak • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Through My Eyes • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Fire Next Time • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
The Help • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Long Walk to Freedom: With Connections (HRW Library) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Farewell to Manzanar • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $6.38 1 $6.38

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