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Ms. D. from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

My students need books that reflect who they are and the situations they live in. If they can't see themselves reflected in their reading, they won't read.

  • $832 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of working in an IB middle school within an urban Title 1 district. This means that my students come to the door from many different backgrounds and with many unique challenges, but are studying to become the leaders who can overcome these challenges.

My students are a highly energetic group of seventh graders who need to ignite their spark for reading!

My students love to debate, relate to their learning, and really see the possibilities the world has for them. I want to help capture that passion for possibility and turn the possible into the achievable.

My Project

I teach students who are reluctant readers. They need highly engaging books to get them to practice reading. One of the ways we engage with reading is being able to see ourselves in text.

To get students reading, they need books that reflect their lives and their situations.

Last year, when I introduced books by authors like Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, and Nic Stone, my students couldn't put the books down! They begged me for more reading time! I am looking to expand my library of diverse books to better reflect my students' backgrounds and get them to see reading as relevant to their lives.

Ms. D.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $27.95 3 $83.85
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 4 $45.56
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.51 2 $29.02
Because I Am Furniture • Amazon Business $8.82 3 $26.46
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.82 2 $23.64
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $7.25 3 $21.75
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.55 3 $19.65
Restart • Amazon Business $5.70 3 $17.10
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
For Every One • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55

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