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Ms. Wallace from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LGBTQ, California and Other Requested Books From Students!

My students need LGBTQ reading books and also books they have requested!

  • $438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students and families speak Spanish, Mam, Tongan, Arabic, Tagalog, Karen, Karenni, Nepali and Chinese. Since 45% of our students are English Language Learners, we have a rich academic program to meet their language needs. Our newcomer program serves up to forty students in our community who have moved here in the last year and speak little English. We also have a rich African American student population that thrives at our school.

Our students reflect the neighborhood's diverse immigrant and minority populations.

Throughout the year, we have cultural celebrations to celebrate the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of our diverse student population. While 96% of our students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, we are rich in so many ways.

My Project

As always, one of my favorite things about Donors Choose is how specific it is to our students and their wants and needs! I always have a list of books that students have created and added to - the love that they can request books and read their favorites!

Having access to books is important, as well as the content - like LGBTQ!

I have many students in my class and in our school that are LGTBQ and they deserve to have reading materials that reflect their views! We also would like to have some books about California as well as a few more books specifically requested by students (like the series you see below!). I love that my students are reading - this is so IMPORTANT in their educational careers and beyond!

Ms. Wallace
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter • Amazon Business $52.25 1 $52.25
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
Ranger Rick Kids' Guide to Hiking: All you need to know about having fun while hiking (Ranger Rick Kids' Guides) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Fangirl A Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Prince & Knight • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Ranger Rick Kids' Guide to Camping: All you need to know about having fun in the outdoors (Ranger Rick Kids' Guides) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Tales of the Peculiar • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer!: A Wilderness You'd Rather Not Tame • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
This Day in June • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Worm Loves Worm • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Carry On • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Heartless • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Star-Crossed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mommy, Mama, and Me • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Where Is Easter Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Two Grannies • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What Was the Gold Rush? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Where Is Alcatraz? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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