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Mr. Inclan from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Need to Read

Help me give my students a classroom library filled with 15 high interest titles!

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students of UHS in Newark, NJ., come from a diverse set of cultures and economic backgrounds. They are all, however, subject to the challenges that urban life in America can present, and we, as educators, are responsible for providing them with a proper education that will lead to personal and professional success.

I have the honor of teaching a group of unique and spirited teenagers who tackle life's most unfair challenges on a daily basis.

My job is to provide them the skills and confidence to face these challenges with courage and conviction.

My Project

I am a firm believer that everyone likes to read. Most often, the problem is finding something fun to read. Schools understandably spend time focusing on the classics, but there are great books published each year.

Our kids need to be exposed to novels that are diverse, fresh, and of high interest.

That's why I am asking for your help in funding this project. Together we can add some life to a dusty bookshelf so we can get our kids reading.

I have identified 15 novels that reflect the diversity in my classroom. People tend to enjoy stories that they can relate to or imagine themselves in. My goal is to foster a lifelong love of reading.

Mr. Inclan
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 3 $34.14
Sold • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
The Kite Runner Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $14.60 2 $29.20
How I Resist • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
I'll Give You the Sun • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Girl Mans Up • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
X: A Novel • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Everything I Never Told You A Novel • AKJ Education $11.68 2 $23.36
Open Mic Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices • AKJ Education $11.67 2 $23.34
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 2 $22.76
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 2 $22.40
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.19 2 $22.38
Cool Salsa • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
He Said, She Said • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
The Girl with the Red Balloon • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
I'm Just Me • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52

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