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

Ms. Hall's American Dream: Library Edition

Help me give my students fiction and non-fiction books written by authors of backgrounds that match their own. These books celebrate that America is full of different types of people, just like my classroom.

  • $271 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure in teaching in a culturally diverse area where my students come from a variety of different backgrounds. They have their own unique struggles and experiences. Because of this, a large number of my students come from low-income households where their families struggle to provide supports and resources to help them succeed. Additionally, because I have the privilege of teaching diverse students, so many of my students do not have the opportunity to read stories that mirror their lives.

To promote literacy and belonging in my classroom, I am trying to put together a more comprehensive and inclusive classroom library.

While my students tend to thrive in our small school, because of our size, we lack access to all of the resources that larger high schools have. This, unfortunately, translates to fewer books. I would very much love your help in building a better classroom library for my students.

My Project

These books will help my students feel represented and valued in my classroom. For our final project of the year, my students will be challenged to select a book of their choice and make a case for it being added to my American Literature class curriculum. I want to be able to provide my students with plenty of books to choose from.

All students deserve to see themselves reflected back in their stories they read, whether White, Black, or Brown; straight, gay, or bisexual; male, female, or non-binary; citizen or immigrant.

I have all of these students in my classes and I want them to be able to advocate for the inclusion of books that showcase and celebrate their stories.

Help me help them!

Ms. Hall
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Internment • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Red, White & Royal Blue • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Hate U Give Movie Tie-in Edition • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Art of Being Normal • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ship It • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Illegal • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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