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Ms. Parker from Ridgewood NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Refresh: New & Diverse Book Influx

My students need some new, high demand, diverse books to better interest them in reading.

  • $179 goal

This project expired on November 18, 2018.

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My Students

My 7th Grade English Language Arts students are wonderful. They are kind, thoughtful, and for the most part, love to read. They are mostly from Queens. My school is a Title I School.

Over the last three years, I have built up a strong in-class library to ensure that every student has access to a wide variety of books.

I've hit up multiple library sales and do Scholastic orders each month, but it is difficult to get those high demand new releases without paying out of pocket and, of course, those are the books that will most attract my students to reading!

My Project

Students read when they have books that are new and diverse. The bulk of the books I have requested are ones my students have asked for, and diverse books that I know will be of interest to my diverse class of readers.

For example, with upcoming films, I know my students will be interested in "The Hate U Give" and "Darkest Minds." Considering the demographic of my school, I know books like "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" and "Dear Martin" will appeal to them.

Having the ability to add new, and diverse books to my library keeps my classroom fresh and inviting.

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

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This project will reach 87 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist) • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Flame in the Mist • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Caraval • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
A Court of Thorns and Roses • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Six of Crows • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Darkest Minds (Movie Tie-In Edition) (A Darkest Minds Novel) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78

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