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Mrs. Volenec from Alamo CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

More Social Justice Books Please

Help me give my students access to a wide variety of appealing books.

  • 3 donors
  • $594 goal

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My Project

Our students love to read! They visit the library often and check out a large number of titles. I would like to offer more titles of a social justice nature to round out our collection. Most of these titles contain stories of amazing characters of color, varying abilities, religions, and socio-economic status.

Research shows that students' empathy levels rise when they read about characters different from them.

Additionally, students feel affirmed when they read about characters with whom they share common experiences. Our students will benefit from reading about these characters in these books.

Mrs. Volenec
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Greetings from Witness Protection! • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Do You Know the Monkey Man? • Amazon Business $7.95 4 $31.80
The Door of No Return • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
Things Not Seen • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Millionaires for the Month • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.57 2 $19.14
Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sylvie • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
House Arrest (Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Yes, I Know the Monkey Man • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Lines of Courage • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
School for Extraterrestrial Girls #1: Girl on Fire • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Booked Graphic Novel (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 6 (6) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
How to Find What You're Not Looking For • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dark Life (1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rick Riordan Presents Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 3) (Tristan Strong, 3) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Gold Rush Girl • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Best Friends (Friends, 2) • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
Real Friends (Friends, 1) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 12 (12) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bloom (The Overthrow) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Making Bombs for Hitler • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Land of the Cranes (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cuba in My Pocket • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lost Boy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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