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  • $825 goal

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Ms. Will
Grades 9-12
  • Collins Academy High School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Read Around the World

My students need 4 copies of various young adult books that cover topics that span the globe.

I teach tenth grade World Literature in an Illinois high school. I teach in a high need community, and I have many highly motivated students. Many of my students have not been outside the city limits, let alone outside of the country.

My students have not been exposed to much young adult literature that exposes them to cultures outside of their own. This does not mean they are not interested. In fact, one of my students commented on a blog we have that "reading can take you all around the world and show you things you've never seen."

I am asking for a library of young adult world literature to feed the hunger my students have for learning about people who are different than them. These books will not only expand my students' horizons and prepare them for worlds outside their own; it will empower them to believe in themselves as global readers and citizens.

Your help will give my students the excitement to keep on reading. Your generous donations are truly appreciated by my students. You will be impacting students in the greatest way possible: by exposing them to something that makes them want to learn more.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

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Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (Alexander Cold Series #2) Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator), Margaret Sayers Penden (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 4 $32.36
Born Confused Tanuja Desai Hidier • Barnes and Noble $8.99 4 $35.96
Bound Donna Jo Napoli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
Haveli Suzanne Fisher Staples • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
Under the Persimmon Tree Suzanne Fisher Staples • Barnes and Noble $7.19 4 $28.76
Shiva's Fire Suzanne Fisher Staples • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
City of the Beasts Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 4 $28.76
The Killer's Tears Anne-Laure Bondoux, Y. Maudet (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 4 $32.36
My Name Is Not Angelica Scott O'Dell • Barnes and Noble $5.85 4 $23.40
Go and Come Back Joan Abelove • Barnes and Noble $5.39 4 $21.56
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti Frances Temple • Barnes and Noble $5.39 4 $21.56
Ajeemah and His Son James Berry • Barnes and Noble $4.49 4 $17.96
Girl Named Disaster Nancy Farmer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 4 $28.76
Golden Goblet Eloise Jarvis McGraw • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
Forest of the Pygmies Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 4 $19.92
Chanda's Secrets Allan Stratton • Barnes and Noble $10.75 4 $43.00
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm Nancy Farmer • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
The Glory Field Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind Suzanne Fisher Staples • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
When My Name Was Keoko Linda Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $5.85 4 $23.40
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break Lensey Namioka • Barnes and Noble $5.85 4 $23.40
Samurai Shortstop Alan Gratz • Barnes and Noble $7.19 4 $28.76

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