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Ms. Emily from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Anti-Racism Art Books

Help me give my students books filled with art by people who look like them.

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Resilient, curious and diverse - that's how I describe my 250 students. My visual arts classroom is filled with students from many cultures. Through art we learn about identity, we practice empathy, we celebrate our different cultures and we learn from each other's perspectives and experiences.

"It is because art is and has always been the thing that sustains us, the thing that gives us language that we otherwise don't have the vocabulary for, it is the thing that connects people around this common moment, this common feeling, this common melody..."-Dr. Clint Smith III.

My Project

This project will buy beautiful, hardcover art books that cover the variety of mediums we study but, more importantly, represent, celebrate and honor our diverse student population. Every day my classroom is a safe space for all students. Throughout the day, as I welcome students entering my classroom, I watch them grab a book from our class library before they sit down. Whether the act is to find inspiration, nurture mental health or pure curiosity, the impression the images leave is powerful.

Representation is fundamental; students need to see people that look like them, artwork that celebrates their cultures and artists with similar experiences that have healed through their work.

These books cover the variety of mediums we explore including photography, collage, painting and fashion. More importantly, these books give my students more access and exposure to BIPOC artists such as Guerrilla Girls, Graciela Iturbide, Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama.

Ms. Emily
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 250 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Black Futures • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico: Photographs • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics: A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston • Amazon Business $30.10 1 $30.10
Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Hip Hop at the End of the World: The Photography of Brother Ernie • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art • Amazon Business $18.32 1 $18.32

Materials cost

$212.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$265.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.86

Total project goal

$312.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.40

2 Donors

-$147.38

Donations toward project cost

-$140.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.11

match offer

-$147.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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