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Ms. Gutman from Forest Hills NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books, New Perspectives

Help me give my students high interest, multicultural books for our classroom library.

  • $553 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school supports a diverse community of students. Our belief is that students learn about real-world issues through authentic experiences. Students at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning school come from many areas of Queens. While some eighth graders are reading at a tenth grade reading level, others are reading on a fourth grade reading level; there is a large range of reading abilities.

Students often struggle with selecting "just right" books for themselves.

By having a classroom library filled with relatable, current, and popular books at varying levels of complexity, students will be more likely to find a book they love. Our students' stories are being told, but if they don't have access to a book in which they see their own story, they are less inclined to read. By providing students with access to their own stories, they will be more active engaged readers.

My Project

As an English Language Arts teacher, it's important that my students have access to literature in which they can see themselves and other members of society to build empathy.

In my classroom library, I want to be able to​ provide books where students can engage with characters who are like them or can learn from them.

Books like The Hate U Give, My Family Divided, and Americanized are just a few of the titles that relate to student experiences in some capacity. Whether it's reading at home, in ELA class, or during our twice a week Silent Sustained Reading time, I can't wait for students to dive in and talk about what they read.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Out of the Pocket • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
If I Was Your Girl • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
The Getaway • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Bait • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Watched • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Liars, Inc. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Face on the Milk Carton (The Face on the Milk Carton Series) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Does My Head Look Big in This? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Screaming Quietly • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Benched • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
You Don't Even Know Me Stories and Poems About Boys • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Goal • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl • Amazon Business $6.06 1 $6.06
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Ninth Ward • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Taking Control • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$432.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.82

Total project goal

$552.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.11

3 Donors

-$484.00

Donations toward project cost

-$411.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.60

match offer

-$68.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.22

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$0.00

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