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Ms. Gonzalez from Everett WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Diverse Books for the New Year

Help me give my students books like, "Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America", for the new school year.

  • $691 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

67 different cultures are represented where all are present. Most of the students are at-risk, but because of these challenges, they are very accepting and caring of others. Our students are friendly, shy, outgoing, and super sweet. The high school is one of the larger high schools in the state, but sometimes, we lack funding for new novels. Overall, I work at a high school where teachers truly care for their students and often times use money out of their own pockets for resources, including me.

In addition, because our school is so diverse, often times students aren't able to have books that represent them.

My Project

Every start to the new school year, I try to buy new books, so students will buy into to reading. Some students are relunctant readers; others love to read. Every year there are new titles and new students, and their likes and dislikes sometime change.

These books will bring excitement and interest.

For example, "Shout" is one such book. Our school librarian has chosen this books as a good read, so kids will want to check it out. If you haven't read this book, you should. I laughed, cried, and saw a little bit of myself in this book; you will too. Students need to see themselves in the books I have; they directly feel accepted and validated.

Ms. Gonzalez
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: A Novel for Grown Ups • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Saints and Misfits • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Dry • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
If You Go Down to the Woods • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Housewife: A completely addictive and gripping psychological thriller • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Wildcard (Warcross) • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
New Kid • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Barely Missing Everything • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
The Girl from Everywhere • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
Escape from Asylum • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lie to Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters (Basketball Biography Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Escape! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Then She Was Gone: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Here to Stay • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad) • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Ten • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
The Rule of One • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Shoot-Out (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Protected • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
The Lost • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Apt Pupil • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
What Waits in the Woods • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Ship Beyond Time (Girl from Everywhere) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
You Will Be Mine • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65

Materials cost

$505.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$586.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.58

Total project goal

$690.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$690.53

5 Donors

-$345.27

Donations toward project cost

-$321.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

match offer

-$312.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$265.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.69

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$0.00

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