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Mrs. Miller from Payson IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirrors And Windows In Our Classroom Library

Help me give my students access to diverse books in our classroom library!

  • $194 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are sixth-graders in a rural community in the Midwest. They love to ask questions and seek out answers while being active and social.

As readers and writers in community, my students and I learn from one another every day.

We are always open to trying new things, whether it's a different activity or strategy, a new digital tool, or a genre of literature that is just outside our comfort zone.

My students work hard every day to overcome challenges and learn new skills to prepare for their futures.

My Project

Our classroom library provides my students with a wide range of reading materials from which to choose for independent reading. Students are more likely to read at home if they have started reading a book at school, so we read independently at the beginning of class every day.

Books can be mirrors in which students can see themselves and windows through which they can see and better understand the lives of people who are different from them.

This project will increase the diversity of the books in my classroom library so students can broaden their horizons through self-selected independent reading.

Mrs. Miller
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Garvey's Choice • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 1 $9.78
El Deafo • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
All American Boys • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
He Said, She Said • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Stella by Starlight • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Small Steps • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Does My Head Look Big in This? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Living • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Land • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Behind You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Boys Without Names • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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