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Mrs. Baran from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Put Down That Video Game and Read

Help me give my students new books to read such a 'Felix Ever After' and 'Lore'.

  • $613 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students are motivated by their dreams. The 12 and 13 year-olds in my classroom yearn for success and opportunities. These students ask critical questions about the world around them and why things are not equitable in our society. They see and are impacted by the violence in our communities. Summer vacations don't provide much solace because their parents fear for their child's safety. Regardless of the social and economic burdens that follow my students, they work hard because they see glimmers of a better tomorrow.

My Project

As more students come into the classroom for in-person learning they are rekindleing their love of books and reading. After more than a year of staying home and not having much access to high interest books, they are perusing the classroom library for something that will peak their interests.

Having high interest books in the classroom will encourage my students, many of whom have not read in quite some time, to pick up a book and rediscover the joy and love of reading.

Your donation will ensure that my students have interesting and diverse books that are just as amazing as my students are.

Mrs. Baran
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas (Harvard Historical Studies) • Amazon Business $33.00 1 $33.00
Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice • Amazon Business $21.36 1 $21.36
Can't Stop Won't Stop (Young Adult Edition): A Hip-Hop History • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
Rivals • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Every Body Looking • Amazon Business $16.41 1 $16.41
Witches Steeped in Gold • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Charming as a Verb • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Cinderella Is Dead • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
The Last Mirror on the Left (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) • Amazon Business $15.36 1 $15.36
Muted • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Lion of Mars • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Take Back the Block • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Slacker • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) (Tristan Strong, 2) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Happily Ever Afters • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
Nubia: Real One • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Lore • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
The Cost of Knowing • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Unplugged • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
How to Speak KPOP: Mastering the Most Popular Korean Words from K-POP and Talking Like a Real Fan • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
One of the Good Ones • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Class Act • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Hannah Saves the World: Book 1: Middle Grade Mystery Fiction • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
20th Century American History for Kids: The Major Events that Shaped the Past and Present (American History by Century) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Felix Ever After • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Middle School: Field Trip Fiasco (Middle School, 13) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls (Celebrate Your Body, 1) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Only Black Girls in Town • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Puerto Rico (A True Book: My United States) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
My Life as a Meme (The My Life series, 8) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
My Life as a Ninja (The My Life series, 6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Kobe Bryant? (Who HQ Now) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Masterminds (Masterminds, 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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