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Ms. MacLeod-Bluver from Dorchester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need New Books to Send Students Reading into Summer

My students need 28 new books to help them get excited about summer reading.

  • $418 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all recent immigrants from Cape Verde, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, Iraq, Somalia, Honduras, and more. Many of my students have only been in the country a few months. Most of my students live in poverty and will be the first in their families to graduate college. Some will be the first in their families to graduate high school.

My students are all eager, curious, and excited learners.

They have faced incredible obstacles in their lives and demonstrate an inspiring amount of resiliency and perseverance. After school, many of them work full time or provide childcare for their families. Many students are insecure, many have experienced intense trauma in their lives, and many are homeless.

My Project

Every day in class, my students participate in independent reading. Consistent research has demonstrated that the more students to see protagonists who look like them, the more students can feel connected and inspired by the book. Please help us send students reading into the summer with this collection of various novels and nonfiction books that celebrate strong people of color accomplishing amazing things.

Students will be able to read about engineers who look like them, queer women defying the odds, and strong female athletes.

All of these books will be added to our classroom library and students will have the chance to read them daily. I know that these books will help to make the world bigger for my students and inspire them to accomplish their dreams.

Ms. MacLeod-Bluver
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 2 $28.16
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.17 2 $24.34
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
The Poet X • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
A Girl Like That • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Have Lost My Way • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Knockout • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Beauty That Remains • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (How to Ruin a Summer Vacation Novel) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Rebound • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
How to Ruin My Teenage Life (How to Ruin a Summer Vacation Novel) • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
I Lived on Butterfly Hill • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Escape from Aleppo • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Only Road • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
You're Welcome, Universe • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation (How to Ruin a Summer Vacation Novel) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Rhyme Schemer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Same Sun Here • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
All the Broken Pieces • Amazon Business $4.41 1 $4.41
House Arrest • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40

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