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Ms. Candice from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What's the Story?

My students need a set of novels with compelling and relatable stories.

  • $232 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The courage our students show in facing daily challenges of life here in the US, in an effort to forge a hopeful future for themselves and their families, is nothing short of inspiring. Our students are recently-arrived immigrants and refugees, coming from more than 30 nations and speaking over 35 languages. They come to us with all kinds of imaginable and entirely unimaginable experiences and needs. They are resilient, fun, caring, and deserving of everything that we can creatively muster to provide for them.

My Project

These compelling novels will make great additions to our classroom library and provide what my students need most in terms of their development as fluent readers: motivation. My students can conveniently borrow these books from our classroom library, take them home, or read them in class. Your donation will help provide grateful students with many rewarding hours of reading fun! Research has shown that having appealing, good fit books ready and accessible to students has a huge positive impact on a student's desire to read and can contribute to a lifetime love of reading.

Your support will have the most important impact of all: improved literacy and joy of reading.

As a teacher, I may be biased, but I do believe that ease, comfort, and the pleasure of reading will provide a solid foundation for our students as they continue their journeys and explorations in all subject areas of life. Thank you for helping them along their way by providing compelling bookstore the students to enjoy.

Ms. Candice
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $12.17 2 $24.34
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $15.37 1 $15.37
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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