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Ms. Nicholson from Auburn WA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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A Book That Was Uniquely Made For You!

Help me give my students a diverse classroom library, where the characters in the stories look like them!

  • $931 goal

This project expired on September 4, 2023.

This project expired on September 4, 2023.

Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Project

Books have a way of taking readers on adventures. Books also, allow readers to learn about people, places, things, and ideas. A great book can make fictional characters come to life by connecting with the reader on an emotional level. To learn to enjoy reading for the sake of reading, students must have access to a diverse set of books.

When students have access to stories that they can relate to and books that teach about cultures and places different from their own, they are able to learn to think critically and develop compassion and empathy for those who are different from them.

Having this project funded will help me diversify and create a classroom library that is inviting for all students. I will also be able to use the books to leverage lessons having to do with acceptance, perseverance, compassion, kindness, and determination.

Ms. Nicholson
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Pack (1921061) • Staples $35.02 5 $175.10
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 256/Carton (58-8201) • Staples $82.73 1 $82.73
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 (DonorsChoose Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $35.00 1 $35.00
The Day You Begin • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $20.00 1 $20.00
A Black Womens History of the United States • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $18.00 1 $18.00
Fry Bread A Native American Family Story • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $18.00 1 $18.00
The Proudest Blue A Story of Hijab and Family • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $17.00 1 $17.00
Just Ask Be Different Be Brave Be You • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $16.00 1 $16.00
We Are Water Protectors • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $15.00 1 $15.00
Pride The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $14.00 1 $14.00
Raven A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $12.00 1 $12.00
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $11.00 1 $11.00
Pink Is for Boys • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $11.00 1 $11.00
Ghost Boys • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
Malala My Story of Standing Up for Girls Rights • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
Other Words for Home • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
The Story of Frida Kahlo • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
Harbor Me • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
Brown Girl Dreaming • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
Esperanza renace Spanish Edition • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
The Name Jar • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $9.00 1 $9.00
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Based Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (1905069) • Staples $7.73 1 $7.73
Map Skills for Today: Grade 4 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $4.95 1 $4.95

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