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Ms. Long from Roseville MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirror and Window Books for Literacy Circles

Help me give my students literacy windows and mirrors through the options relevant books. Help me give my students a diverse set of books that they can read and reflect on in small groups.

  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is home to many energized learners who represent a variety of cultural backgrounds. As 6th graders, the students in my classroom are becoming fantastic leaders of their own learning, including deciding how to manage independent work times.

My students are motived to succeed and reach their full potential each day they enter the classroom.

Many students are bilingual and began their young school years in another country. They continue to see the benefits of education for their futures.

My Project

In hopes to continue to support inclusion, this set of books will expose my students to a variety of new experiences. The window books will allow students to read and learn about other cultures or situations unlike their own. The mirror books will act as a point of connection/reflection between the students and characters.

These books include stories of characters finding his or her place in the world, making unsuspecting friends, and from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Sixth grade students are much more engaged when they are interested in the literature. The books in this project will provide my classroom with more relevant options for literature circles.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 6 $74.40
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.19 6 $67.14
Small Steps • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
What Elephants Know • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
Boys Without Names • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60

Materials cost

$317.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$352.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.24

Total project goal

$414.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$414.95

7 Donors

-$414.95

Donations toward project cost

-$352.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.24

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$0.00

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