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Ms. Gray from Redondo Beach CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stories of Change to Inspire Change

My students need a range of quality literature to increase their understanding and empathy about a diverse range of topics and perspectives.

  • $936 goal

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My Students

My students are an incredibly positive and hard-working group of young people. My classes are a beautiful representation of the diverse backgrounds of southern California.

This year, my students adamantly want to work to make a difference in our surrounding community.

They are just starting middle school and have immense potential as leaders...not of the future but of this present moment. They have such an exuberance for life and are developing a keen sense of responsibility and compassion for others. These young people truly are ready to think critically and work hard to question, research, understand different perspectives, collaborate and then transform our school, our neighborhoods, our city, and our world into a brighter and better place for all.

My Project

This literature set provide the essential and shared understanding of diverse human perspectives and experiences. Our students will be able to choose from a wide range of texts centered on the theme of "Stories of Change."

Our students truly want to feel connected to the lives of others.

These books will augment our class culture of empathetic, caring, compassionate, and informed community citizens. These stories will be the springboards for excellent and critical classroom conversations about topics that matter to young people. From these novels and stories, our students will be able to inquire further into topics such as acceptance, anti-bullying, immigration, refugees, and the development of self and connection to others.

Ms. Gray
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon Business $19.24 4 $76.96
I Sing the Body Electric! And Other Stories • Amazon Business $12.19 4 $48.76
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child • Amazon Business $11.96 4 $47.84
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $11.19 4 $44.76
Born Confused • Amazon Business $10.10 4 $40.40
Maniac Magee: An Instructional Guide for Literature (Great Works) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd • Amazon Business $9.42 4 $37.68
The Other Side of the Sky: A Memoir • Amazon Business $8.71 4 $34.84
Dumpling Days (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • Amazon Business $7.93 4 $31.72
Bradbury Classic Stories 1: From the Golden Apples of the Sun and R Is for Rocket (Grand Master Editions) • Amazon Business $7.43 4 $29.72
Flowers for Algernon • Amazon Business $7.27 4 $29.08
The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg • Amazon Business $7.19 4 $28.76
Bad Boy: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.04 4 $28.16
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories • Amazon Business $6.79 4 $27.16
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $6.76 4 $27.04
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Freak the Mighty • Amazon Business $5.61 4 $22.44
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.21 4 $20.84
Baseball in April and Other Stories • Amazon Business $4.89 4 $19.56

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