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Ms. Anderson from Zion IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Black Books Matter: Bringing Multicultural Representation Into the Classroom

Help me give my students the opportunity to see children like themselves in the books we read!

  • $355 goal

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My Students

I teach in a diverse and low-income district. Many of the families have parents who work multiple jobs, are single-parent households, and rely on the school for their meals. Most of the students, however, have limited access to books--let alone books with characters who look like them.

My classroom is a place where students know they are safe and loved.

In our town, violence and poverty fill many children's thoughts and homes, and they deserve to feel welcome and safe during remote learning.

My Project

I teach at a school with a very diverse student population with nearly all children from low income households. It is important that my students see characters that look like themselves in the books we read.

I want my students to read books that reflect and celebrate their culture.

The materials and supplies in this project will celebrate the diversity represented in my classroom and show Black and Hispanic children that their stories matter! With your donation, I will be able to provide my students with books that show that their cultures are important.

Ms. Anderson
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Cool Cuts • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
I Promise • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little SPOT Learns Online: A Story About Virtual Classroom Expectations • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lucy's Mask • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Masked Ninja: A Children's Book About Kindness and Preventing the Spread of Racism and Viruses (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Skin Like Mine (2) (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The World Needs More Purple People • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Happy Hair • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80

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