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Mrs. Smith from Elgin IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Aloud, Read Aloud: Read All About It!

My students need books that reflect their diverse cultural backgrounds--encouraging them to enter into new worlds of literature.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My high school students strive to engage in a good book; one that challenges them to reflect, one they can enjoy, one that they can see themselves in the characters.

My students desire a variety of books that reflect their diverse backgrounds, personalities, and cultures.

Our learning community works together to engage in discussions about good books and themes that my students can use to guide their thinking-they collaborate, they challenge ideas, and they challenge each other. My students bring their diverse backgrounds to important conversations.

My Project

In a diverse community, my students are challenged to find books that can reflect events that they can connect to or see themselves in the characters. I want students to enhance their knowledge of the world and communities that surround them. Through these new texts, I will engage students in instructional read-alouds teaching important reading strategies to enhance their literacy skills

By donating to the books in this project, you will allow students to explore their identity, shape reading and writing skills, and become avid readers.

Help us create an environment where we can comfortably read, engage in important discussions, and collaborate. Where students learn to love reading.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
When Reason Breaks • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
For Every One • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Outliers: The Story of Success • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Like No Other • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
First & Then • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Soar • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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