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Mrs. Wyatt from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books in Mrs. W's Classroom

My students need books that are representative of their diverse backgrounds. Any of these titles will help boost reading engagement and bolster the diversity in our classroom library.

  • $416 goal

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My Students

The best part about teaching at my school is the diversity in our student population. My school is full of students from all backgrounds and abilities. Most of the students I serve are reluctant readers who also have learning disabilities which put them at reading below grade level. Many are frustrated and feel hopeless because they are behind, and some of them believe they will never "catch up."

They are eager, interested, engaged, and curious about their world and want to explore what life will be like when they leave high school.

Many of them are worried about being prepared to face the real world. They want to talk about real issues they face in their everyday lives, and take every opportunity they can to discuss the issues that matter to them.

They are 9th graders navigating a new world in high school, which can be daunting and exhilarating at the same time. This is one of the reasons I love teaching 9th grade: it is a brave new world for them, and it's truly rewarding to watch them grow.

My Project

We need diversity in my classroom library. I want my students to not only see themselves reflected in the book selections but also read from other perspectives about issues that matter to them.

My students need two things: to be engaged in reading, and to feel represented in the books they read.

I believe that if they are able to choose a book that is written for their age group about characters that share their experiences, their reading levels will increase and they will engage with a text on a deeper level. Books save lives, and these books could change theirs.

Mrs. Wyatt
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
From Twinkle, with Love • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
American Panda • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
A Blade So Black • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
The Belles • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
The Geek's Guide to Dating • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Nice Try, Jane Sinner • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Zeroboxer • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
Welcome Home • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
History Is All You Left Me • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37

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