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Mrs. O. from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Diverse Book Collection For My Multicultural Class!

My students need and deserve a variety of books that are diverse and relatable to each of them!

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come in everyday so full of life and ready to learn. Each of my students loves school and it shows in how they interact with me and everyone they encounter. I have sixteen, beautiful students, inside and out. Their ages range from five to nine years old. In our school, we do not move onto a new grade each year, but move to new academic stages when ready. I feel so lucky to be a part of this school community.

We are an intergenerational, multicultural, inner city school that cares about each other and our community.

We are intergenerational within our school because we have three grade/age levels in one classroom, three clusters of mixed grades within our building. We also have reading mentors that we visit in nursing homes and some that visit us as well, from all walks of life. For example, my class and I walk down the street once a month to a local nursing home where we read, make projects, play games and build relationships with the residents there. We also have high school students, retired members of our community and so many others that donate their time to working and reading with my students daily!

My Project

By having multicultural books, my students will have role models in literature to relate to! I have a few Junie B. Jones books, but my students deserve some Ruby and the Booker Boys, too. I have so many stories and books with white, male characters and I am hoping to expand our classroom library by showing my students books with strong, female and multicultural characters as well. My students deserve to read a book, get to know a character in it and think, they're just like me! I am also very confident that by being more interested in our classroom books, it will increase students' desire to read and improve their reading skills drastically!

Mrs. O.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Home • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
This Is Sadie • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Malala: Activist for Girls' Education • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Big Book of Girl Power (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Cinderella (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Princess Smartypants • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme (Ruby and the Booker Boys #2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
On the Court with...LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies) • Amazon Business $4.55 1 $4.55
TIME For Kids - K-1 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 1 $4.50
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27
Malala: A Hero for All (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pua and Heihei (Disney Moana) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Sound of Spring (DreamWorks Trolls) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Showdown in Space! (DC Super Hero Girls) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Am #12: Lebron James • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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