You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Nguyen from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Awareness ... Social Issues in Books

Help me give my students books for book clubs! I have the curriculum for our Reader's Workshop unit on Social Issues, but my students need sets of books to read in their book clubs.

  • 3 donors
  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First-generation students often struggle to find their place. Students from India, China, Korea, and Europe walk through my door every day, and often feel the pressures from parental expectations and growing up in an "American" school. Many of my students' parents left their home country to give their children the best education possible. The tremendous pressure my students feel to live up to their parents' expectations can be difficult.

My students tell me that the pressures they feel fall away when they walk into my classroom.

My number one goal as a teacher is to make sure that all students feel welcomed, cared about, and capable of learning and growing.

Students realize that they matter and can use their talents and voice to impact the world and create a sphere of influence. They are our future, after all! As a teacher to this community, meeting the students' needs will empower them.

My Project

Students need to read more to become better readers. I tell students that their classmates are their best teachers! When reading a book together with classmates in a book club setting, these conversations are like sparks that allow students to share their ideas, give them food for thought, and allow students to think deeply.

In book clubs, students learn alongside their classmates, allowing them to listen and learn from one another.

With a social issue book club, they learn about what is going on in the world, make connections to the text, are given a place to develop empathy, and to share their thinking. Thinking is challenged and listening skills are developed.

The books have been carefully chosen and are grade-level appropriate. Additionally, the books represent a variety of cultures and voices.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Nguyen is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trash • Amazon Business $8.99 8 $71.92
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.79 8 $70.32
A Million Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $8.49 8 $67.92
The Light in the Lake • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Ramon","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2984066],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":5883267,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":90,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Nguyen","isEquityFocus":false,"authorIds":{"2984066":{"owner":"Mrs. Nguyen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[5883267],"proposalHash":"816101974","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20603836,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":2984066,"schoolCounty":"Contra Costa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":false,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}