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Ms. Irving from Greensboro NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for All, Not Some

My students need books that match the diversity of our school population. Our library is outdated and my English teachers need these books to use for projects and inspire our students.

  • $592 goal

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My Students

Made up of over 50 nationalities, the community capitalizes on this diversity as it creates global learners. Our students are special because they often work with our community to gain funding for better facilities, educational materials and beautifying the building and grounds. Many of them also in the last two years have participated in service learning projects to provide student made bedrolls for the homeless and help dress a poor village in Africa. The students themselves need funding but they are quick to help those in the community in need. My students are special and have inspired me to do whatever I can to insure their success through funding and contributing more of my own time and resources to them.

School Population:

40.8% African American

>1.0% American Indian

3.7% Asian

17.7% Hispanic

5.1% Multi-Racial

>1.0% Pacific Islander

32.2% White

My Project

Every year an English teacher(s) and I do a speed date with books project, and we need updated, diverse titles such as I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican American Daughter, Reservation Blues, Clear Day, Girl in Reverse, and other titles in my purchase list. Titles in the list such as Turtles all the Way Down are requested frequently by our students. They enjoy John Green's literature and want more! These titles match our demographics and are updated to improve a library collection average year age of books 1989. That is 29 years ago! These books will make a difference to students.

Ms. Irving
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 300 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
One Man Guy • Amazon Business $15.02 1 $15.02
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
All American Boys • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Sag Harbor • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Slapboxing with Jesus • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Allegedly • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Weight of Feathers: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
The Beauty That Remains • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Reservation Blues • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
I Have Lost My Way • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Girl in Reverse • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
On a Clear Day • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Like Water on Stone • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
We Were Here • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Does My Head Look Big In This? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sofi Mendoza's Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
The Namesake: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
The Girl from the Well • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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