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Ms. L. from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stories for Global Citizenship

My students need lots of middle-school-level fiction books that tell stories from around the world.

  • $1,168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are hungry to learn about the world. We want them to have access to many perspectives as they learn to become global citizens.

Over the course of just this year, this library will support 600 students who take our new world geography course.

Our students and their families come from all around the world; together, they can speak over 100 languages. Our students, 70% of whom live in poverty, are kind and thoughtful young people, committed learners, and hard workers.

My Project

These books will support the creation of a robust classroom library of fiction material that tells stories and teaches perspective about a variety of global issues and cultures. Our new world geography courses focuses on issues such as climate change, population, and peace and conflict. We will pay special attention to Africa, the Middle East, India, China, and Latin America. These stories, many of which are about teenagers, will supplement the nonfiction material we will read in class and provide ways to extend learning and ignite passion.

Currently, our classroom library is minimal.

We have not had the resources to purchase any new materials. We know our students LOVE to read; fiction provides a unique window and access point to global cultures and issues. For many students, this will be their first opportunity to take a social studies class in middle school. In a nonfiction-heavy geography class, we know that it could be the novel they read that makes a student think, "Wow!", "I get it!", or "What can I do about it?"

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Ms. L.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.10 2 $30.20
Black Flame • Amazon Business $14.36 2 $28.72
Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit • Amazon Business $13.43 2 $26.86
Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker • Amazon Business $12.64 2 $25.28
Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness • Amazon Business $12.14 4 $48.56
The Unforgotten Coat • Amazon Business $11.76 4 $47.04
Lost Girl Found • Amazon Business $11.46 4 $45.84
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $11.13 4 $44.52
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles • Amazon Business $10.31 4 $41.24
I Remember Beirut • Amazon Business $8.97 4 $35.88
Gringolandia • Amazon Business $16.82 2 $33.64
Now Is the Time for Running • Amazon Business $8.32 4 $33.28
Akata Witch • Amazon Business $10.97 3 $32.91
A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return (Single Titles) • Amazon Business $7.42 3 $22.26
Blue Boy • Amazon Business $14.72 2 $29.44
American Dervish: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.55 2 $25.10
In Darkness • Amazon Business $12.40 2 $24.80
The Shadows of Ghadames • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Burn My Heart • Amazon Business $11.83 2 $23.66
Diamond Boy • Amazon Business $11.25 2 $22.50
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $10.62 2 $21.24
A Little Piece of Ground • Amazon Business $9.16 2 $18.32
Oranges in No Man's Land • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
Bamboo People • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
Born Confused • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Home of the Brave • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. • Amazon Business $7.51 2 $15.02
Exposure • Amazon Business $7.04 2 $14.08
Homeless Bird • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Climbing the Stairs • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Things Fall Apart • Amazon Business $6.75 2 $13.50
Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope • Amazon Business $5.98 2 $11.96
In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Skunk Girl • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22

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