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Ms. Gaber from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Books for Better Representation

Help me give my students novels to help build a rich, diverse classroom library that will open their eyes to the world around them.

  • $352 goal

This project expired on November 25, 2019.

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My Students

When people think of Klein ISD, they often believe the misconception that we are a primarily white district. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, the student population in Klein ISD is diverse. I strive every day to celebrate the rich cultures and a wide range of backgrounds at our school.

No matter how different my students are, they are also the same in many ways because they all have their own personal struggles.

I teach sophomore English, and each student deserves to see their uniqueness acknowledged. Some of them have to learn a whole new language and assimilate to a culture that is vastly different from their own. Many of them juggle jobs and schoolwork to make ends meet. Family situations range from currently in foster care, to two-parent​ households, to divorced/remarried parents, to single parents.

But at the end of the day, all of my students need the same things: the love and compassion of a good teacher, and the knowledge that they are seen for who they truly are.

My Project

When people think of English class, they probably think of all the traditional classics that were written by primarily dead white men. And while those classics certainly have a place in our English teacher hearts, we know that our students deserve to be exposed to authors and characters that are as diverse as they are.

Representation matters, and purchasing these independent reading novels will help my students see themselves reflected in the literary world around them.

​Each title was selected for either the diversity of its characters or of its author. These books show my students that reading can be both a window to another world and a mirror of their own lives.

Ms. Gaber
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Internment • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Watch Us Rise • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Rebels by Accident • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The White Zone • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Closest I've Come • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Tell Us We're Home • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Fire Wish (Jinni Wars) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
The Book of Broken Hearts • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
The Living (The Living Series) • Amazon Business $9.04 1 $9.04
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
SkateFate • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
And the Mountains Echoed • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
On Two Feet and Wings • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Border • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Red Umbrella • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Secret Side of Empty • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
If You Could Be Mine: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.01 1 $7.01
A Step from Heaven • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn) • Amazon Business $4.02 1 $4.02

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