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Ms. Srivastava from Hyde Park MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Reading Corner

My students need books that help them develop love for reading.

  • $677 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The mission our school is to "develop the capacity for leadership in all students, empowering them to make positive contributions to our communities." Students represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences from all across Boston.

My students are readers, writers, artists and brilliant thinkers, capable and eager to ask and pursue difficult questions and challenge existing systems.

They are curious, determined and critically thinking individuals, committed to both their own development as thinkers and future leaders as well as the growth of the community around them.

In this pursuit, I would like to provide them with access and exposure to other brilliant writers and thinkers through a library as rich in diverse thought, culture and experience as my students are.

My Project

It is my goal to provide my students with a classroom library that engages, excites and enriches them, through books that represent a wider range of experience than is often presented to them. The aim is for students to be able to more authentically connect with books and to build (or grow) a genuine enjoyment of the process of reading.

By helping fund this project, you are supporting the growth of a community in which reading is not a task but an experience.

Your contribution will hopefully help us start a collection that houses someone's inspiration, someone's escape, someone's favorite character. These books will help us put down the foundation for a library that I am committed to expanding. The dream is for a library in which any student who looks can find a book in which he or she can become lost and fall in love.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Angela Davis: An Autobiography • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Assata: An Autobiography • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Americanah • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Revolutionary Suicide: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
The Coldest Winter Ever • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Homegirls and Handgrenades • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Book of Night Women • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Around the Way Girl: A Memoir • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Love: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Krik? Krak! • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Kite Runner • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
The Fire Next Time • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Essential Etheridge Knight (Pitt Poetry Series) • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Kindred • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
This Is How You Lose Her • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
All About Love: New Visions • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Poet X • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Poetry from the Masters: The Black Arts Movement • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
In the Time of the Butterflies • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Bronx Masquerade • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
A Piece of Cake: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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