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Ms. Riley from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Awesome Girls and Boys Need Awesome Books

My students need diverse books that empower young boys and young girls. Some of my students have been exposed to a few books with diverse, empowered people in history and characters, but we need more!

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students are a diverse group of motivated, hard-working and passionate learners. Living in an urban neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC, some of our students find themselves below grade level or struggling to learn English. However, we provide all the resources and support to help these students reach grade level expectations by the end of each school year, by teaching them to work through the curriculum at their own pace. At our school, we emphasize that education is journey and not a competition. Through personal devices for all students grades 3-8; free breakfast, lunch and snack every day; and an extended school day so there is time for mentorship and intervention, our students are equipped with the power to overcome any challenges and reach any and all of their personal goals.

My Project

Our school community loves to inspire students to read through book clubs. Many of my students have had exposure to books about young boys and girls of color that are just like them within a book club. However, they need more books about real people, of different colors and genders that have made a difference in the world, so that they can learn they are able difference too! In addition, as my young girls and boys embark on their final year in elementary school, it is important that they learn how to become young women and men with tips and tricks from these books.

These books will expose my students to the journey of growing up and give them ideas for what they want to become once they are all grown up.

Also, these diverse books will support a curriculum unit on "inventors" in the world and my students will go into this unit with plenty of background knowledge thanks to these books. With vibrant pictures and inspirational quotes, my students are guaranteed to get drawn to these books and to get empowered along the way.

Ms. Riley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Atlas of Animal Adventures: A collection of nature's most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours • Amazon Business $20.40 1 $20.40
Famous STEM Inventors: True stories of famous young inventors with awesome sketching and building activities for kids aged 6-10 years • Amazon Business $18.52 1 $18.52
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Dangerous Book for Boys • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Rad Women) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Big Book of Girl Power (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Daring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
The Most Famous Inventors Who Ever Lived | Inventor's Guide for Kids | Children's Inventors Books • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
The Boys' Book Of Survival (How To Survive Anything, Anywhere) • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
How to Draw Cars, Trucks and Other Vehicles: Learn How to Draw for Kids with Step by Step Drawing (How to Draw Book for Kids) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$351.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.94

Total project goal

$479.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.60

1 Donor

-$319.73

Donations toward project cost

-$271.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.96

match offer

-$159.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.98

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$0.00

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