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Mrs. Salsman from Monrovia CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Kids Need Picture Books, Too!

My students need more picture books that are diverse and allow them to make deeper connections.

  • $591 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are happy, excited kids who love to learn and LOVE to read. Reading is a big part of our 5th grade classroom. From reading class novels together to striving to meet the 40 book genre challenge. My kids are extremely motivated by books and would honestly read all day if I let them.

My goal, as their teacher, is to provide a culture of safety and acceptance by reading books in which students' see themselves, as well as encourage their sense of compassion for others' thoughts and feeling by reading them a diverse multitude of text.

Donations to this project will allow students to enjoy, form an opinion about, appreciate, and respond critically to a wide variety of books. These books will continue to create shared reading experiences and discussions for many years to come!

My Project

Picture books are an amazing way to connect with students. Often times these books can be a way to bring attention to difficult topics and perspectives that so many don't hear or see.

My students need good, quality, picture books that include a range of races, genders, and cultures.

It is important that they hear stories from kids that look like themselves and don't look like themselves. These picture books will be used throughout the school year, especially for #classroombookaday, where we read a picture book every day. With this time and these books, my students will have to the opportunity to experience and grow as readers together.

Mrs. Salsman
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Dude! • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Misunderstood Shark • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Love • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Dad and the Dinosaur • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Claymates • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Are We There Yet? • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
The Three Ninja Pigs • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Rules of the House • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Explorers of the Wild • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Goldfish Ghost • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
It Came in the Mail • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Super Manny Stands Up! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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