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Ms. Buchinsky from Woodland Hills CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Diverse Library for a Diverse Class

Help me give my students a library of books that are as diverse as they are - in ethnicity, ability, emotions, family structure, gender expression, and many other ways!

  • $972 goal

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My Students

Our school is a place where all kids are honored for the unique abilities and talents they bring. We teach in an inclusive setting that provides opportunities for ALL students to learn together to their fullest potential. The students in our classrooms have a wide variety of needs, academic and social skills- including children who develop typically, children with special needs and children who are gifted- we all learn side by side.

Imagine a world where all children are equally valued, a world where all children are seen as a gift.

We have two classes of absolutely amazing transitional kindergarteners that learn together through collaboration in a dynamic and nurturing environment.

My Project

Our students deserve a classroom library that is as diverse as they are. Some of our students use alternate communication tools, some of our students come from families from around the world, some of our students display gender in different ways, some of our students feel big emotions on a daily basis, and some of our students come from different family units. ALL of our students deserve to see themselves in our classroom library books and ALL of our students would benefit from learning more about diversity through classroom read alouds. We look forward to using these books to start important conversations with our students that teach them about the beautiful and diverse world around them.

Ms. Buchinsky
Grades PreK-2

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A Kid's Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Her Body Can • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
A Kid's Guide to Native American History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon Business $15.36 1 $15.36
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
The Great Big Book of Families • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Different is Awesome • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Little Big Feelings (1) • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Leah's Voice • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Most People • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Eleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate (Eleanor Wyatt and Harrison Dwight) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
When Charley Met Emma (Charley and Emma Stories) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let's Talk about You and Me) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Stella Brings the Family • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
A Little SPOT of Responsibility: A Story About Making Good Choices • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little Safety SPOT: At School • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little Thankful SPOT • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little SPOT of Happiness • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
I Am Jazz • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
All Shapes Matter • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight (Eleanor Wyatt and Harrison Dwight) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Dazzling Travis: A Story About being Confident & Original • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Love • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little Peaceful SPOT: A Story About Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little Respectful SPOT: A Story About Respecting People, Places, and Things • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Finding Your SPOT In The World: A Story About Diversity • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
A Friend Like Simon: A Friend Like Simon (Special Stories Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Iggy Peck, Architect (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
It's Okay To Be Different (Todd Parr Classics) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Love Makes a Family • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Family Book • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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