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Ms. B. from Dayton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Expansion!

My students need books for the expansion of our library/media center.

  • $672 goal

This project expired on August 14, 2018.

This project expired on August 14, 2018.

My Students

Our Elementary School is made up of a wide demographic of students, many of which come from families who have immigrated to the US. Within the school, 7 different languages are spoken: Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, Turkish, Congolese, Kenyawanda, and Trigreena. The diverse population of students in this school consists of 33% Black, 26% White, 21% Turkish, 13% Hispanic, and 7% African.

These students are great kids who are eager to learn, but are lacking many of the resources they need to be successful.

The expansion of these media center will provide them with books that they can identify with and relate to in their daily lives.

My Project

Many of the students at our school are struggling readers. We are looking to add more high-interest books to our library to help these readers become stronger. In addition, since the demographic of our students is so diverse, and my students are from immigrant families, it is important to us to provide these students with texts that they can relate to about concepts of immigration, as well as topics and stories that might reference their home countries, or their cultural and religious identities.

The list of fifty requested includes some extremely popular and "classic" book titles that have been specifically requested by students to add to the library for purely recreational reading purposes.

The library has not added any new books for about 5 years, so there are no books from 2013 and later in our collection. We would love to receive some newer and more relevant books for our students to enjoy. Lastly, we are hoping to find books that our teachers can use in the classroom to explore indepth with their students.

Ms. B.
Never Before Funded Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Planting the Trees of Kenya The Story of Wangari Maathai • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
The Arrival • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Her Right Foot • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Great American Dust Bowl • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Love • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is How We Do It • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Firebird • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
We Came To America • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Boy and a Jaguar • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Green Apple • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom Over Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Two Stories of Bravery • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wolf in the Snow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom in Congo Square • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Child Soldier When Boys and Girls Are Used in War • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Booked • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wishtree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Welcome • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
D Is for Democracy • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Jabari Jumps • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.62 1 $11.62
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Roller Girl • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Ghosts • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.05 1 $7.05
The Leopard's Drum An Asante Tale from West Africa • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dancing Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Colors of Us • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Princess and the Pea • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Turtle of Oman • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Cinderella Smith • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Hooray for Me! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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