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Ms. Zehnacker from Omaha NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature to Open Student Minds

My students need the book "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers to be able to student and learn about diversity and perspective.

  • $832 goal

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My Students

Each student in my classroom will bring a unique, diverse, and beautiful story. In our low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. It is my responsibility to make them feel safe, appreciated, and empowered.

Maya Angelo once said, "In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength." It is my goal as an urban public school teacher to encourage and grow confident and intelligent humans who will be a change in this world.

Each student has the potential to do great things, and I want to provide them with the support and resources to prepare them for their futures. To make world changers, I need your help!

In order to motivate and inspire them, I need to provide them with adequate materials to grow. These students are the future. It is our job to make the future great.

My Project

The students in my classroom are beautifully diverse and each have a unique story. As their educator, it is my responsibility to show them the power in diversity and the importance of understand the world around them. These students are passionate readers and focused learners. They are in need of resources that increase this passion, not tattered and torn books with missing pages. My classroom is full of future leaders, and it is my responsibility to provide materials to reach his or her full potential. This book will give them another perspective on life, diversity, and equality.

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Monster (Coretta Scott King Honor Book) • Amazon Business $12.59 50 $629.50

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