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Ms. Woolman from Yakima WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Than a Single Story

My students need a classroom library of engaging, relevant and inspiring books to explore.

  • $551 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are on the cusp of big adventure, high school. As freshmen they are excited and unsure, energetic and timid. They are still working out who they are, what they believe in, and what they value. Our classroom is a great place to begin exploring.

In this class, we strive to empower students to find their voice and share it with the world.

They do this by reading about diverse perspectives, writing about unique experiences and sharing new ideas.

My Project

These books will help build our classroom library. We want students to be strong readers and lovers of stories. One way to foster this love is to have a reading focused classroom where we read, write about our reading, talk about our reading and share our reading daily. To do this students need to have a diverse selection of books right at their fingertips. These books are relevant and interesting for adolescents, but also challenging both academically and in the ideas and perspectives they represent.

Young people need more than a single story.

A single story reinforces stereotypes, but exposing young people to many stories helps them navigate the world. More than a single story helps students develop empathy for others, recognize and discuss their own emotions and the emotions of others, and learn how to behave in society. It is important that young people have access to great stories.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.) • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Out of Darkness (Fiction - Young Adult) • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Out of the Pocket • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Mercy Rule • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Duke of Bannerman Prep • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Before I Let Go • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Artemis: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Blood Don't Lie • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Windfall • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Love Interest • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
We Were Here • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Speak Easy, Speak Love • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Carve the Mark • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
The Impossible Knife of Memory • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Openly Straight • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Jake, Reinvented (repackage) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Now Is the Time for Running • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Fat Angie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
The Last True Love Story • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Alone Together: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Wintergirls • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.) • Amazon Business $4.33 1 $4.33

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