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Ms. McDaniel from Valley Center KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need books like, The House on Mango Street, Goodbye Days, and many other books that will transport them beyond the classroom and their own little cubbyhole of the world.

  • $538 goal

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My Students

My students are a pleasantly rambunctious bunch. Our classroom is highly collaborative, and a day hardly ever goes by without my kids conferring with their peers about a text they read, sharing something they wrote in their mixtapes, or swapping dad jokes before the bell.

My students are wildly different in temperament, learning preferences, and future goals, but when they share space, they become a beautiful amalgamation of young people who want to explore, grow, and share in the successes of our little community.

My Project

My students need books like, The House on Mango Street, Goodbye Days, and many other books that will transport them beyond the classroom and their own little cubbyhole of the world. My students, especially sophomores, have spent time learning to appreciate reading that isn't attached to a test or assignment.

My classes have requested titles that deal with topics like sports, current events, and teen mental health.

After reading I Am Malala last fall, many students became particularly invested in social justice issues.

I want these kiddos to have instant access to books that intrigue, entertain, and educate. I want them to read texts highlighting characters they can identify with. I want them to continue approaching reading with a desire to find out what happens next. Our classroom library will be well loved!

Ms. McDaniel
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $22.14 1 $22.14
The Complete Maus • Amazon Business $18.34 1 $18.34
The Complete Persepolis • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Pitcher • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Losers Bracket • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Windfall • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Her Name in the Sky • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Have Lost My Way • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
The Crossover • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Glass Castle: A Memoir • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
First and Goal: What Football Taught Me About Never Giving Up • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Hit Count • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
And I Darken • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Goodbye Days • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Final Four • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Love Is the Higher Law • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
Payback Time • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In): A Novel • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Openly Straight • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Realm of Possibility • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Heart of a Champion • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Inexcusable: 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Whale Talk • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Angry Management • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Deadline • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $6.38 1 $6.38
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37

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