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Ms. Lodermeier from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Birchbark Books

Help me give my students books by Native authors from a local Native bookstore, Birchbark books.

  • 5 donors
  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students and I love to learn and we use every moment during our day to explore, question, and create. We are scholars, working to imagine new possibilities for our community, city, state, country, and world.

My students have minds that are curious and ready to learn!

At our school, 96% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 92% of them are students of color.

The majority of my students are learning English as a second or third language. My students and I work to dream up creative solutions for a better world. Together, my students and I are working hard to ensure that they are all confident and capable of meeting their full potential.

My Project

We read every day. Staying excited about reading takes books! Our classroom has many Native students that are excited to see themselves in books and share their stories with others. As we all study and write our own stories, we have found a deep passion for studying the stories written by other folx. These books will be a series of new stories to add to our classroom collection.

Help us to nourish and build a community based on books.

Birchbark Books is not owned by a corporation; they are not part of a chain. They are that increasingly rare thing—a tiny independent bookstore. As we receive these books, we will talk about the importance of supporting our local book vendors, in addition to the importance of reading.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frank Big Bear Coloring Book • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $19.99 3 $59.97
Ho'onani: Hula Warrior • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $17.99 2 $35.98
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $17.99 2 $35.98
Keepers of The Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $26.95 1 $26.95
Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $23.95 1 $23.95
A Native American Thought of It • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $9.95 2 $19.90
Josie Dances • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $17.95 1 $17.95
Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $13.00 1 $13.00
Not My Girl • Birchbark Books & Native Arts $9.95 1 $9.95

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