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Mrs. Payton from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Black Excellence in 24 Books

Help me give my students storytime to remember with these 24 books in honor of Black History Month. I can teach my students about the accomplishments of black pioneers and trailblazers.

  • $360 goal

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My Students

My 25 students are resilient, smart, and eager to learn. There is never a dull moment with this bunch of scholars! In this class, we work hard to ensure a choice filled life for each of them.

Through rigorous math and literacy content, my kiddos work diligently to be proficient mathematicians and readers by the end of this school year.

I am confident that their hard work will pay off as they continue to climb the mountain to and through college.

My Project

February marks Black History Month, and storytime is just one of the many occasions when I can teach my students about the accomplishments of black pioneers and trailblazers. Moreover, these people look just like them and will help them understand that you can be anything you put your mind to. The 24 books we are asking for will help us do this!

Every day in February, my class will highlight a different black author or illustrator and their work along with the amazing accomplishments of African American pioneers and trailblazers.

My goal is to inspire my students to "aim for the moon and land on the stars."

Mrs. Payton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
I, Too, Am America • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $16.74 1 $16.74
The Nutcracker in Harlem • Amazon Business $15.81 1 $15.81
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Ellington Was Not a Street • Amazon Business $15.43 1 $15.43
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Princess Hair • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rosa • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Yesterday I Had the Blues • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coretta Scott • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Juneteenth for Mazie (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Bronzeville Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

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