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Ms. Spicer from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall Reflect Books For Us All

Help me give my students great young adult books like The Astonishing Color of After and Refugee that are a reflection of them, and bookcases to make these books accessible.

  • $618 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come for all over Jefferson County. We have almost 2100 students in a building made for 1500 students. Over half of our student body comes from low-income households. My students need to see books that reflect them, their culture and the world outside of theirs. Students are more likely to read if they can "see me" in the novels. Reading can open up new worlds for kids.

Help my students expand their world and see themselves through young adult novels.

My classroom needs high-interest young adult novels to hook students to become lifelong readers.

My Project

We need books by diverse authors like Jason Reynolds and Benjamin Alire Sáenz, who is a master at capturing the authentic voice of teenage boys. These are the kind of authors the students beg to read. How do you get students reading? Have high-interest books for them to read. Help me have these books available to my deserving students.

Together we can make lifelong learners.

My students need to get off the screens and explore the world through reading. Reading is a life skill that will serve them always and anywhere life takes them. Help me inspire tomorrow's leaders.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Furinno 11208EX Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf, Espresso • Amazon Business $26.13 2 $52.26
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon Business $32.73 1 $32.73
Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began • Amazon Business $22.94 1 $22.94
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $15.37 1 $15.37
The Song of Achilles: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Dry • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Refugee • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Accidentally Perfect • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Three Little Words: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Akata Witch • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Blended • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Allegedly • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Stupid Fast (Felton Reinstein trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Thunderhead (2) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

Materials cost

$483.40

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$524.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.58

Total project goal

$617.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.22

6 Donors

-$396.76

Donations toward project cost

-$354.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.85

match offer

-$199.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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