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Ms. Seal from Gulfport MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Diversity: Diverse Books for Diverse Students!

Help me give my students brand new diverse books to add to our classroom library!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the kindest, most determined, hardest working people I know. Many of them face great adversity in their homes and in their daily lives, yet they come to school each day willing to learn and to do their best. I love my students more than I can explain and once they have been in my class, they are forever "my kids."

Because of my love for my students, I'm tough on them, but they rise to each and every challenge set before them.

They are tough, strong-willed, and determined and I'm so lucky to get to spend every day with them!

I primarily teach 10th graders, but I also have a group of advanced freshmen, and I usually teach some upperclassmen as well.

My students are a very diverse group. They live in varied locations, including inside the city and out in the county, they have diverse family situations, and their backgrounds are also diverse. Despite their many differences, they come together to form one of the top-ranked high schools in our state!

My Project

I love reading! A good book can be such a fun escape. My students often don’t understand or appreciate this feeling when they arrive in my classroom, and I always tell them it’s because they haven’t found the right book yet.

One of my goals in my classroom is to ensure my students have access to a variety of diverse books that they can see themselves in and can connect with—this way, everyone can find something to read that speaks to them.

My students need to be able to see themselves in the characters and in the authors of the books surrounding them in my classroom. This lets them relate to the characters and view their stories as important. Please help us add these books to our classroom library to give my students some additional diverse options for our independent reading unit!

Ms. Seal
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dragon Hoops • Amazon Business $21.24 1 $21.24
We Are Not from Here • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series, 2) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
This Is All Your Fault • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Midnight Library: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
The Henna Artist: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.03 1 $16.03
Concrete Rose • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
How It All Blew Up • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
White Ivy: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Wicked Fox • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Of Curses and Kisses (Rosetta Academy) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
The Downstairs Girl • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Every Body Looking • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
This Is My Brain in Love • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Give Me Some Truth • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
The Prom: A Novel Based on the Hit Broadway Musical • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Anxious People: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Charming as a Verb • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Black Brother, Black Brother • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Carry On: A Novel (Simon Snow Series, 1) • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Ties That Tether • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Boyfriend Material • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Snapped (Playbook, The) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Written in the Stars: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Protected • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Next Year in Havana • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Smash It! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Cracked Up to Be: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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