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Ms. Algier from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Is For Advocate: Books For A Better Future

Help me give my students b diverse books that feature BOLD ADVOCATES from different countries, ethnicity, and backgrounds who make a difference!

  • $341 goal

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My Students

I work in a neighborhood where only 2.2% of the population has a college diploma and over 68% never completed high school. For the students in my room, 100% will graduate high school and 100% will have acceptance to a university when they receive their high school diploma. From day one of entering our school, the question is not if they will go to school but where! It is the love of reading that begins this journey from a young age.

My Project

The reality is when you purchase stock classroom libraries many are 97% Anglo-Saxon, yet our school is only 1%. This huge gap leaves a library full of books where students do not see themselves reflected in the text they have access to. Today that stops!

We are requesting diverse books that expose my students to different cultures, nationalities, and ideas.

These books feature BOLD advocates who have changed their communities and their country by standing up for what is right.

With your support, we can create classroom libraries that mirror the community my school is in. Students can find heroes and stories that they can relate to because they can find themselves in the pages! Beyond the students who find themselves in the pages, my students can find empathy and understanding for other cultures and communities- an amazing gift to give our next generation!

Ms. Algier
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 900 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How I Resist (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $30.60 1 $30.60
Tomorrow I'll Be Brave • Amazon Business $12.75 2 $25.50
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
3 Sprouts Cube Storage Box - Organizer Container for Kids & Toddlers • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
What Can a Citizen Do? • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Malala: Activist for Girls' Education • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
A is for Activist • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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