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Ms. Stoll from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirrors and Windows

Help me give my students a class set of Jason Reynolds' Look Both Ways.

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The wonderful children at my school are so diverse in so many ways: ethnically and racially, as well as socioeconomically, and in their talents. We have a large English Language Learner (ELL) population speaking more than ten different languages and a large urban population from our neighborhood. We are a school for the arts, so all students major in one of the arts.

One of the challenges for urban middle school kids is finding books by and about people "who look like me." Our school is full of readers who are hungry for books that they can relate to.

Many are involved in a Project LIT book club, which is so popular we have to have three different meetings each month.

My Project

Jason Reynolds is an author of color to whom my students of all ethnicities relate. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks is a series of short stories about different middle schoolers at one school, and what happens to each of them when school is let out for the day.

In some of these stories, students will see themselves, and in others, they will see different lives being lived, all laid against the familiar backdrop of a middle school.

The scope for discussion and further understanding of each other is huge, and for this group, knowing that their peers are all dealing with something is profoundly comforting.

Having a class set of this book will allow our teachers to facilitate discussion, as well as to teach short stories to our children.

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

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This project will reach 680 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.18 30 $395.40

Materials cost

$395.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.12

Total project goal

$507.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$507.45

9 Donors

-$364.00

Donations toward project cost

-$318.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$132.86

Match offers toward project cost

-$112.93

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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