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Ms. Neuerburg from Maxwell CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Are Leaders

My students need books that are inclusive, and great reflectors of who students are and who they want to be.

  • $445 goal

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My Students

With the school year upon us, I am so excited to welcome my very FIRST group of fifth graders to my classroom! Teaching in a community that is socioeconomically disadvantaged, I want to provide my students with the resources they need to be successful, feel encouraged, and to be leaders.

Students should be able to read books they enjoy, and I hope to provide them with titles they actually WANT to read.

Many of my students may struggle to gain access to materials they will need everyday, and books should not be one of those items.

My Project

As a brand new teacher I am looking forward to creating a classroom environment that encourages diversity, celebrates kindness, and is a positive place for my students to be. One way I hope to encourage these ideas is by providing my students with diverse books that represent themselves and the world around them. Children want to read books they can relate to, and are reflective of who they are, as well as those that help them gain insight to how other's live. Books often act as our sight into the rest of the world, expanding our worldview and building our empathy for others.

Although I have yet to meet my students, I want all to feel welcome in our classroom.

All should feel celebrated, unique, and special. With 20+ students walking through my door each day, I want to encourage and strengthen their love for reading by providing them with books to peak their interest.

Ms. Neuerburg
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina • Amazon Business $5.31 2 $10.62
Ghostopolis • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Cardboard • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Sticks & Stones • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ninth Ward • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Unschooled • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Tortilla Sun • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Dancing Home • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Dream on, Amber • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Camo Girl • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
The Whole Story of Half a Girl • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Allie, First at Last: A Wish Novel • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54

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