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Ms. Gonzalez from Everett WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LGBTQ Teen Lit for 2019

Help me give my students new LGBTQ and Inclusive Literature for Students of Color for 2019 including What If It's Us.

  • $784 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

67 different cultures are represented where all are present. Most of the students are at-risk, but because of these challenges, they are very accepting and caring of others. Our students are friendly, shy, outgoing, and super sweet. The high school is one of the larger high schools in the state, but sometimes, we lack funding for new novels. Overall, I work at a high school where teachers truly care for their students and often times use money out of their own pockets for resources, including me.

In addition, because our school is so diverse, often times students aren't able to have books that represent them.

My Project

Within my classroom, students have independent reading (SSR) every period. My students are very diverse and represent 67 different countries. Not only are they racially diverse, they are culturally diverse including many students who indentify as LGBTQ, are questioning, or an ally. Our library has some of these books, but as a new year comes along, new books come out. In addition, sometimes the books are unavailable to check out. I keep a classroom library, and the donation to this project would allow students to have access to them. One of this year's top reads is What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, both of whom have written LGBTQ teen novels.

Overall, these books would help students see themselves within the book.

That's the power of books and specifically adolescent literature. Students are able to read books with themes that are relevant to them while meeting Common Core Standards, gaining new vocabulary, comprehension, and creating a theraputic mindfulness of calm.

Ms. Gonzalez
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Becoming • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Girls of Paper and Fire • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Puddin' (Dumplin') • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Flirtin' With the Monster: Your Favorite Authors on Ellen Hopkins' Crank and Glass • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Summer Bird Blue • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Pulp • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Girl Made of Stars • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Belles • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Dangerous Art of Blending In • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Rachel Maddow: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Blanca & Roja • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Ship It • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Sadie • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Let's Talk About Love • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Brightsiders • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
White Rabbit • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
The Way You Make Me Feel • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Queens of Geek • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Been Here All Along: He's in Love with the Boy Next Door • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
A Boy Worth Knowing • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Not Like It's a Secret • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Last Seen Leaving • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80

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