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

Readers Are Leaders!

Help me give my students the opportunity to fall in love with books that portray their unique cultures and experiences!

  • $574 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 20 wonderful students in my class! They are eager to learn and work hard to achieve goals they have set. I work in a low-income district near Chicago, Illinois. It is humbling to see my students' resilience and perseverance as they walk into my class eager to become mathematicians, historians, authors, writers, and scientists! They love to curl up with a pillow and read books around the room, or challenge each other to show random acts of kindness!

My Project

I have a very diverse classroom with a wide range of reading interest and reading level. Students in my classroom come from various cultures and recognized that we do not have books that relate to their cultures and experiences in our classroom library. Can you imagine being in a classroom where your experiences don't connect to the books on the shelves?

I had students generate a list of books that portray their experiences and cultures that they would love to see in our classroom library.

These books will be so loved and give students an opportunity to dive into a world they can relate to!

Mrs. McNair
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $42.97 1 $42.97
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $33.49 1 $33.49
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set • Amazon Business $27.17 1 $27.17
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
Optimal Shop 6 Pack UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors Etc • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.15 1 $12.15
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Tales of the Peculiar • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
We Were Here • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bayou Magic • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Keeper • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Crossing the Wire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Undercover! (Emma Is on the Air #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Party Drama! (Emma is on the Air #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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