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Ms. Wachowski from Lansing IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Multi-Cultural Literature Please!

My students need books that are multi-cultural to help with relate to the text and to help increase literacy. The Bluford High Series books will help achieve this.

  • $354 goal

This project expired on August 15, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"If one reads enough books, one has a fighting chance. Or better, ones chances of survival increase with each book one reads." -Sherman Alexie

My students are 7th graders at a school that is on the South side of Chicago.

The majority are students that come from low income families or single parent homes. They are sweet and smart, but they have some needs that are not being met that could definitely help them succeed.

My Project

My room has a classroom library in it. I furnish all of the books in the room via donations or my own personal fund. I have recently realized that the library is lacking in multi-cultural literature. I think this could be one of the reasons that my students are not interested in my books-they have a hard time relating to the situations and themes. Students will be able to check out these books to read on their own and bring home on a daily basis via an old fashioned library book card system.

These books will help my students because I know that they all have a love of learning, I just need to help them develop a love of reading.

With a better selection of books I think I can do that.

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Bluford Series(all 20 books)see note • AKJ Books $53.99 1 $53.99
Full Bluford Series (18Books) • AKJ Books $27.00 1 $27.00
Teacher''s Guide to the Bluford Series - Vol. 2 • AKJ Books $18.00 1 $18.00
Bluford High (TEEN) (10 books) • AKJ Books $17.50 1 $17.50
Someone to Love Me (Bluford High Series #4 Hardcover) • AKJ Books $13.91 1 $13.91
The Bully (Bluford High Series #5 Hardcover) • AKJ Books $13.91 1 $13.91
Secrets in the Shadows (Bluford High Series #3 Hardcover) • AKJ Books $13.91 1 $13.91
The Fallen - Bluford #11 - Turtleback • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Shattered - Bluford #12 - Turtleback • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Pretty Ugly - Bluford High 18 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Secrets in the Shadows - Bluford High 3 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Someone to Love Me - Bluford High 4 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Lost and Found - Bluford High 1 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Payback - Bluford High 6 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Until We Meet Again - Bluford High 7 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Blood is Thicker - Bluford High 8 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Brothers in Arms - Bluford High 9 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
A Matter of Trust - Bluford High 2 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bully - Bluford High 5 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Summer of Secrets - Bluford High 10 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Fallen - Bluford High 11 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Shattered - Bluford High 12 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Search for Safety - Bluford High 13 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
No Way Out - Bluford High 14 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Schooled - Bluford High 15 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Breaking Point - Bluford High 16 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Test - Bluford High 17 (Scholastic) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Test - Bluford Series #18 (Townsend) • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00
No Way Out - Bluford Series #14 (Townsend) • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
Survivor - Bluford Series #20 (Townsend) • AKJ Books $1.25 1 $1.25
Pretty Ugly - Bluford Series #17 (Townsend) • AKJ Books $1.10 1 $1.10

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