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Ms. Kaczmarek from Walkertown NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Life Through Books

Help me give my students books that they can relate to and be able to learn life skills from, including The Crossover, The Poet X, The Giver, and more.

  • $304 goal

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My Students

My students come from low income families. They do not have many opportunities to experience all that the world has to offer them. It is my job as their teacher to teach them reading and social studies, but also to expose them to the different things that the world has to offer them.

They need to know that there is more out there than just what is in their neighborhood.

I want them to be curious learners, always seeking new and different experiences.

My Project

There are always books coming out by authors who understand the issues and problems of my students. They need to be able to read about kids that look like them and are dealing with the same things they are dealing with on a daily basis. Books such as The Poet X, The Boy in the Black Suit, Harbor Me, Attucks!, and more will allow them to see themselves.

These books will allow them to understand that there are people out there who understand the issues that are facing teens today.

These books allow my students to realize that there are ways to handle problems in a way that is mature and smart. Books allow students to venture into other worlds that they would not normally be able to go.

Ms. Kaczmarek
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America • Amazon Business $17.21 1 $17.21
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Poet X • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Swing (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
For Every One • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38

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