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Ms. Scott from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is LIT: High-Interest Books for Deserving Students

My students need diverse, high-interest books with characters that look like them.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2018.

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My Students

My 6th-8th grade Reading Intervention and Special Education classroom is situated in Southeast Washington, DC at a Title I school where 100% of my students qualify for free-and-reduced lunch and 100% are students of color. My students come from historically underserved neighborhoods within Ward 8 of our nation's capital, and by the time they reach middle school, they are often several grade levels behind students from wealthier areas.

However, regardless of their zip code, my students are inquisitive and excited to learn, and to harness their potential, they need access to diverse and high-interest books.

This year, they have participated in and initiated conversations about social justice and equity in everything from our discussion of how natural disasters impact people and communities, to individual identity, to child labor around the world, to the Lost Boys of Sudan. While I have worked to provide them with stories that they enjoy and are able to read, I hope to support them more abundantly with increased access to literature and nonfiction books this year. Will you help us?

My Project

Most of the 11-15 year old students in my Reading Intervention classes have attended poor, urban schools for most of their lives. As such, they have not always been able to access quality resources and academic support.

Great books change lives, and my students deserve to be deeply affected by literature that they can identify with and escape to.

My kids have made amazing gains this year, not only in their scores, but in their abilities to think critically, have respectful discussions, write about the world around them, and empathize with others. These books will keep our momentum going!

Ms. Scott
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 3 $32.34
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Knockout Games • AKJ Education $13.10 2 $26.20
Booked • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Patina • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.62 2 $23.24
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
When I Was the Greatest • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
The Boy in the Black Suit • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Ghetto Cowboy • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Bang! • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
He Said, She Said • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Surf Mules • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
You Don't Even Know Me Stories and Poems About Boys • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Miracle's Boys • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Darkness Before Dawn • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
After Tupac and D Foster • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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