PLAINFIELD, NJ — Ms. Chamberlain is a teacher at Hubbard Middle School in Plainfield whose DonorsChoose.org campaign TAPinto Plainfield has chosen to highlight today. According to her campaign, 768 students will be reached, with over three-quarters of them from low-income households.

Ms. Chamberlain says her goal is to have culturally diverse titles available to students to check out of the library or to keep.

Her campaign needs $1,186.72, but with a match by the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, she only needs $594. She is waiting for her first donation.

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"For many of our students, their access to books, especially newer titles, is limited.”

According to Ms. Chamberlain, "When students have access to books with characters and situations that are similar to their own lives they are more likely to read."

Her Project: By donating, you will be helping to put books in the hands of students who need them. We would like to have copies available, so we can send them out or drop them off to students who need books throughout the school year. Moving to remote learning makes it difficult for students to have access to the library at school.

Our goal is to help build a community of readers who understand that their voice is important and can find that connect through the characters they read about. Last year on average we would have 20-25 students at each of our monthly meetings to keep encouraging these students to read and grow as reads we want to have titles available to them.

This project is to provide titles to students who wish to join our book club but may not be able to afford a book or do not have access to get the title.

Using these titles as a way to motivate and encourage the reluctant readers we hope to build a culture of reading for pleasure in our school building.

Through these texts, we will be able to spark conversations and discussions with our students on real-world issues and help them become more globally aware students. 

Project Title: Books that are Windows and Mirrors

Teacher: Ms. Chamberlain

School: Hubbard Middle School

Total Project Cost: $1,186.72

Still Needed: $1,186.72; however, with the current match by the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, only $594 is needed. This match expires December 18.

To donate to this project, visit donorschoose.org.

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