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Mrs. Cumberworth-Neppl from East Moline IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

My students need access to books that are mirrors to their world.

  • $574 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Malala Yousafzai said that one child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world. My students are ready to change the world. They know strong literacy skills are necessary to make change. My 8th graders are strong, smart, passionate, driven individuals. They are driven to learn more about the world and use their voices to make our world a better place. They are voracious readers, but they do not have access to a wide variety of books. They know the world is a diverse place, and they want to read about those places and people. In order to provide my students with more diverse books, I need help buying those books.

My Project

The donations to this project will help improve my students reading, writing, and speaking skills. With these books, my students will be able to choose from diverse literature that will allow them to learn about and connect with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. These books will not only grow their literacy skills, but their empathy. They will see themselves in the books they read. These books will serve as mentor texts that will model great writing and help my students grow their writing skills. My students need these books in the classroom to have immediate access to quality young adult literature.

Mrs. Cumberworth-Neppl
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 5 $72.85
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 10 $58.30
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 5 $40.10
Ship Breaker • AKJ Education $8.02 5 $40.10
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 5 $36.45
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • AKJ Education $7.29 5 $36.45
Code of Honor • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Towers Falling • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Beneath a Meth Moon An Elegy • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
House Arrest • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 2 $24.56
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 2 $21.56
Rhyme Schemer • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49

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