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Ms. Campbell from Casselberry FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Reading, Read: Culturally Relevant Books

Help me give my students to receive books that are culturally relevant and resemble their social-emotional needs.

  • $564 goal

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My Students

Energetic, curious, eager tweens enter my classroom every day. Their energy is infectious and gets me on my toes to teach. Every day is a new day with challenges, laughs and even some frustrations, but each day I am prepared to tackle the obstacles and jump the hurdles with them. My students jump in the game with me each day to accomplish the learning targets and master the standards.

The one thing lacking for my students is a diverse classroom library to peak their interests in reading.

The purpose of this campaign to gain books and e-books for my students. My classroom demographic is 30% caucasian, 40% Hispanic, and 30% African-American. My students want to read, but the classroom library does not contain the modern literature that my students desire. I would also like to add e-reading books so that my students can pick up the Kindles that I have and read electronically, if they desire. Novels in Spanish are a huge request for many of my students.

My Project

Reading has changed so much over the past few years. So many of my students have not completed a novel or chapter book since their years in primary school. Recently, I have challenged my students to read a novel/chapter book per month. What's the problem? Many of my students want the books that have characters that resemble them physically or demographically.

Help my students to receive books that are culturally relevant.

They want to read books with characters that are experiencing some of the same trauma or social issues as they are. Amazingly, most of my students want physical books, not e-books or audiobooks.

Ms. Campbell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 125 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Logan Family Set (Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry~Let the Circle Be Unbroken~Road to Memphis~The Land~The Well~The Friendship~The Gold Cadillac) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $28.10 1 $28.10
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $13.29 1 $13.29
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.29 1 $13.29
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $12.59 1 $12.59
Booked • AKJ Education $11.89 1 $11.89
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.89 1 $11.89
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 1 $9.78
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
All American Boys • AKJ Education $8.39 1 $8.39
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.37 1 $8.37
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Dear Martin • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Sold • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $5.79 1 $5.79
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59

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