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Mrs. Sluiter from Wyoming MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Representation Matters: Books for All Students

Help me give my students books that mirror the rich diversity of our school.

  • $287 goal

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My Students

The first thing my students notice when they walk into my classroom is the wall of books that makes up my classroom library. I have worked hard over the past five years to accumulate books that will help my students become life-long readers. When they come to me, many are self-proclaimed non-readers.

My students are fantastically diverse 8th graders in a Title l urban district.

Over 75% of them are on free and reduced-price lunch and do not have access to books outside of school.

My Project

This project aims to put more books into my classroom library that represent the diversity of students in my classroom. It is imperative that my students see themselves and their classmates in the books they choose to read.

I strongly believe books should be both windows and mirrors for my students, meaning students should be able to see the experience of others as well as glimpses of themselves in the characters and experiences in their choice reading books.

If funded, this project will put 19 more books into my classroom library that will help students experience the rich diversity of their classmates as well as to see themselves represented in literature.

Mrs. Sluiter
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
...y no se lo trago la tierra / And The Earth Did Not Devour Him (Bilingual Edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Blended • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Illegal • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
For Every One • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
All Summer Long • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Land of Forgotten Girls • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

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