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Mrs. Lancaster from Vincennes IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LGBTQ+ Lending Library

My students need LGBT literature in a variety of genres on diverse and engaging topics.

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are from the rural city of Vincennes in a Title I school corporation. Over half the school qualifies for free and reduced lunch, but the school works hard to make kids college and career ready. We classify as a rural school, over an hour away from a large city in either direction, two hours south from Indianapolis. Our Gay Straight Alliance is in its sixth year. Our meetings and activities pull anywhere from 5 to 30 kids. They've participated in AIDS walks, the annual Homecoming parade, done movie nights, and held a positive-note campaign in the school. But I know access to books with LGBTQ+ representation will add something to their high school experience.

With LGBTQ+ books, my students can grow academically, feel represented in literature, and expand their horizons.

My Project

LGBTQ+ books, topics, and authors are underrepresented in classrooms. I want to have a selection of LGBTQ+ books for young adult readers in a variety of genres and topics available for students in the GSA to borrow, read, and enjoy.

Students who feel represented in what they read become engaged learners.

By having books available for all students to borrow, I hope to increase recreational reading in otherwise reluctant readers.

I also want to begin book talks in the GSA club in the next school year, in which students choose books to read, and then share their critiques and reviews with the rest of the club.

The books on the list including The ABC's of LGBT+ and At the Edge of the Universe have been compiled by current members of the GSA and fellow teachers. Many are winners of the Stonewall book award. Rainbow stickers will help to identify LGBTQ+ titles, and lending cards will help me keep track of the books.

Mrs. Lancaster
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jot & Mark Library Book Card and Pocket Holder Kit for Catalogs, Checkouts - Set of 100 each • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community • Amazon Business $16.61 1 $16.61
Being Emily • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
500 Love Rainbow Ribbon Stickers, Gay Pride 7 Colors Stripes Heart Shaped Roll Tape • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Reign of the Fallen • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Meet Cute • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The ABC's of LGBT+ • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Am J • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
Unbecoming • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Luna • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Symptoms of Being Human • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Every Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Boy Meets Boy • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Ash • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Taproot • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
At the Edge of the Universe • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26

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