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Mrs. I. from Prestonsburg KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need New Books and Diverse Voices to Read!

Help me give my students modern books and diverse voices to experience and fall in love with.

  • This project is not currently eligible for funding.
  • $589 goal

My Project

Our school is not providing modern, diverse literature for our students. We have not had a librarian since the 2019-2020 school year. The former librarian was in the process of spearheading a digital catalog which led to the removal of at least 90% of the physical books our library had, and the digital catalog has fallen to the wayside--it's no longer available to teachers or students to use. Therefore, we have little books to offer students to read outside of textbooks, a few classic novel sets, and personal teacher collections (I have approximately 30 books in my personal collection to offer my students).

My students deserve better.

How can I expect them to become readers without providing literature representing various genres, cultures, and voices that may appeal to them? My students don't have the means to either buy their own books or get transport to our public library, so I feel it is my responsibility as their teacher to expose them as much literature as possible. More than anything, I want to see books in their hands and see them enjoying stories I know they'll love. I've tried to create a list of titles that are modern and that represent different reading levels, genres, and diverse authors to begin building my classroom library.

Mrs. I.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
We Were Liars • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Dear Evan Hansen • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
This One Summer • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
None of the Above • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One of Us Is Lying • AKJ Education $12.59 1 $12.59
The Glass Castle • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
A Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Everything I Never Told You • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
I Was their American Dream • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Girl, Interrupted • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.50 1 $11.50
Tweak Growing Up on Methamphetamines • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Persepolis • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Looking for Alaska • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
An Ember in the Ashes • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
All American Boys • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Some Assembly Required The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
I'll Give You the Sun • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Between Shades of Gray • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Crossover • AKJ Education $8.45 1 $8.45
Just Mercy • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Every Day • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Everything, Everything • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Calling My Name • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Twisted • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Catalyst • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $7.68 1 $7.68
Every Falling Star • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Black Like Me • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Things I Should Have Known • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fallen Angels • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Second Shot • AKJ Education $7.12 1 $7.12
Line Up • AKJ Education $7.12 1 $7.12
Down and Out • AKJ Education $7.12 1 $7.12
Fighting the Legend • AKJ Education $7.12 1 $7.12
Hit Just Right • AKJ Education $7.12 1 $7.12
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Crater • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90

Materials cost

$462.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.21

Total project goal

$588.09

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