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  • $711 goal

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Ms. Baugher
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Library That Students Can See Themselves In

My students need books such as "Keep Climbing, Girls", "Si, Se Puede," and "I Love my Hair"

My Students

The new school year is underway, and I am totally smitten by the 24 first graders who I have been blessed with. The most important lesson I've learned in my teaching career is that I can't do it alone. It takes a lot of time, energy, and love to maintain a classroom of 24 first graders. Not only from myself, but from the broader communities in which we are situated. Please help us access the support that we need and deserve!

My Project

In order for our children to grow into compassionate global citizens, we must discuss important and uncomfortable topics rather than avoiding them. I've been speaking to a number of educators, students, and families in my school community about discussing injustice with six- and seven- year olds. These conversations culminated in the creation of a "social justice book club" that will meet once a week after school. Based off the input that I have received so far, I am requesting books for our "club" that address themes of race, gender, and ability.

Many of the books I am requesting are aimed to combat bigotry and discrimination, while others feature protagonists of color simply being themselves (because that's enough).

There is currently an enormous diversity gap in children's books, and this project will help me close that gap in my classroom. Please help me build a library where my students can see themselves!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keep Climbing, Girls • Amazon Business $16.35 10 $163.50
I, Too, Am America • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Thunder Rose • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Bree Finds a Friend (Redleaf Lane - Early Experiences) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
This Day in June • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
One of a Kind, Like Me / Unico Como Yo • AKJ Education $14.36 1 $14.36
Sweetest Kulu • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
The Amazing Erik (Redleaf Lane - Early Experiences) • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
All Kinds of Families! • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Brother Charlie • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Paperboy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Big Red Lollipop • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Duck for Turkey Day • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Last Stop on Market Street • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Disney It's A Small World • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
The Paper Bag Princess • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
The Upside Down Boy: El niño de cabeza • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Hands Are Not for Hitting • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
And Tango Makes Three • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Abuela's Weave • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Keep Your Ear on the Ball • AKJ Education $7.16 1 $7.16
Lola at the Library • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Whose Knees are These? • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Sitti'S Secrets • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Teeth Are Not for Biting • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las Manos No Son Para Pegar • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can! Janitor Strike In L.a. • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Whose Toes are Those? • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Heather Has Two Mommies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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This project will reach 24 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by GO Public Schools Oakland and 8 other donors.

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