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Ms. Hunter from Edison NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

My students need books for a classroom library that represents their diverse cultures!

  • $820 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A new classroom, a new school, AND a new country?! This is the reality for many of the students in my classroom. Most of them are English-language learners recently arriving to the United States. Students vary in background and socio-economic status.

I strive to make them feel comfortable and safe; after all, this is our home.

My students make our class feel more like a family. They know the importance of education and are grateful for their opportunity to learn and go to school.

My Project

My fifth grade classroom is used by sixty students daily for English Language Arts instruction. I am striving to foster a love of reading in all of my students. Most students in my class are first generation and speak multiple languages. Representation is so important in our classroom for students to see themselves and their experiences reflected in what we learn and discuss each day. Our classroom library is a compilation of old books left behind by previous teachers, and a few new ones I purchased. It is seriously lacking the amount of chapter books and diversity needed to support our classroom!

We are hoping to increase our classroom library with books focused around individuals as unique as the students in our class!

The books requested, like “Dear Martin” and “Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace” will be used in our reading lessons, class read alouds, and for students' silent reading. The books requested feature characters from all over the world, with a variety of life experiences. By having these specific books donated to our class, students will develop a love of reading and a better understanding of the diverse cultures in the world around them.

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cand Plastic Storage Baskets/Bins for Closets, Drawers, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $18.88 3 $56.64
I Funny Boxed Set • Amazon Business $29.38 1 $29.38
Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension • Amazon Business $25.32 1 $25.32
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $19.78 1 $19.78
Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Hurricane Child • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Bob • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
To the Moon!: The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Knockout • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Pashmina • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Curveball (Jeter Publishing) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
Sidetracked • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship To The Max • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Threads • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
I Lived on Butterfly Hill • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Well, That Was Awkward • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Jelly Bean Summer • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 1 $7.68
Summer Ball • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Bayou Magic • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Year of the Fortune Cookie (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Breadcrumbs • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Serafina and the Splintered Heart (A Serafina Novel) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
The Great Greene Heist (Jackson Greene) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
He Said, She Said • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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