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

Spring Reading!

My students need high interest books by authors which they have come to love.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are motivated by their dreams. The 12 and 13 year olds in my classroom yearn for success and opportunities. These students ask critical questions about the world around them and why things are not equitable in our society. They see and are impacted by the violence in our communities. Summer vacations don't provide much solace because their parents fear for their child's safety. Regardless of the social and economic burdens that follow my students, they work hard because they see glimmers of a better tomorrow.

My Project

Reading is a necessary skill to have. Fostering a love of reading can only occur when students have readily available texts that interest them. Over the years, my students have come to like many known authors like James Patterson, Angie Thomas or Dhonielle Clayton. Today more than ever, my students can see themselves as protagonists in many books because the books are more racially and culturally diverse.

My students have gained interest in many newer authors such as Angie Thomas and after reading The Hate U Give, they are looking forward to reading her new book On The Come Up.

In these books the protagonist is African American and my students feel that connection and can see themselves as they read books written by African American authors.

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

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This project will reach 93 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
People Kill People • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
The Belles • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Expelled • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
True Story (Ni-Ni Girl Chronicles) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Reformed • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Finding Mighty • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Milk of Birds • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
No Boyz Allowed (Ni-Ni Girl Chronicles) • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
What We Saw • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
If I Was Your Girl (Ni-Ni Girl Chronicles) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Gym Candy • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35

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