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Mrs. Skinner from Richfield MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nora's Wishlist: Books That Represent the Diversity of Us!

Help me give my students their book wishlist to represent a variety of experiences around race, family, and privilege.

  • $427 goal

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My Students

In our school district, we have a diverse group of students with varying needs. About 46% of our students are Latino, several learning a second language other than what they speak at home.

My school is rich in diversity and needs of students!

Our students are excited to learn and sometimes do not have the means to get all the supplies they need to be successful. I appreciate all of the kind donations to allow every student and teacher to have the essential supplies for middle school.

My Project

This student-led project started when one of my students, Nora, asked about the sequel to a book in my classroom library. She described Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi as a compelling, engaging, fantasy based in West Africa and a book she felt a part of.

Since then, Nora has worked on her own and with me after school to design this book wishlist so more students can see themselves in the books they read.

Some of these books were personal favorites for her, such as I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Dear Martin, and the graphic adaptation to Speak. Other books were added based a combination of seeking to represent the diverse experiences of our students and student requests.

Every book on this list represents a section of the population we teach in Richfield. While this is not an exhaustive list, we hope to continue to build the representation in our little library and welcome any suggestions of your favorite reads!

Mrs. Skinner
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO XLR Electric Pencil Sharpener - 1818 • Amazon Business $19.64 3 $58.92
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Palestine Collection • Amazon Business $17.51 1 $17.51
I Am Not a Number • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $15.93 1 $15.93
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
This One Summer • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Internment • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
New Kid • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22

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