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Ms. de la Garza from Signal Hill CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

My students need engaging books such as Caldecott Award-winners "Radiant Child" and "The Invention of Hugo Cabret."

  • $180 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is located in Signal Hill, CA. Our school is very diverse; our students come from a wide range of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our students are curious and inquisitive and they love to learn. Our students and teachers strive for greatness and as a result, our school is very high-performing. Some students, however, haven't found the books that have sparked a life-long love for reading. This project seeks to get more of our students excited about reading.

My Project

When students walk into the school library for the first time in September, I'd like them to see engaging, high-quality books that will draw students in.

The books I've chosen reflect the diverse student body at our school.

I guarantee that after these books are displayed and introduced to our K-5 students, they will not stay on the shelves.

In addition to choosing books that reflect our students' identities and experiences, I've chosen books that have the visual appeal to draw in reluctant readers.

With your help, your donation will provide a much-needed update to our library's collection and will sponsor a life-long love of reading.

Ms. de la Garza
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
El Deafo (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Draw! • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44

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