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Mrs. Lunsford from Asheville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Black History and Women's History is American History!

My students need 14 hardcover picture books to understand the importance of Black History Month and Women's History Month.

  • $262 goal

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My Students

I am the librarian at a small public school which is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. My school has 150 students of many diverse and unique backgrounds. We are a Title I school with well over 65% of our students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Almost 15% of our students are homeless. Numerous families receive weekend food assistance in their child's backpack from our local food bank.

Many of my students are reluctant readers, and an academic success does not come easily or quickly.

In our school, we strive to create warm, safe, and welcoming classrooms while maintaining a fun, creative learning atmosphere.

My Project

For many of my students, the only library they will ever visit is the school library. My students need to see themselves represented in the library materials that are available for them to read and use for research. I would like to update our media center collection to better reflect our school's unique population and inspire pride and knowledge of the contributions African Americans and women have made to make our country great.

Additionally, during Black History Month and Women's History Month, I would like to share some of these resources across the grade levels to make students aware of these significant multicultural American time periods.

I've asked for library binding or hard cover binding for these books so students for many years to come can enjoy and use these resources. With shrinking school budgets, often books for the media center are a low priority when basic school supplies are needed.

As curriculum continuously changes to meet a diverse student population, I need to make sure my students have access to modern, quality resources. With your help, my students will be ready and eager to reach their research and reading goals!

Mrs. Lunsford
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Before She was Harriet (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Girl Running • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Hey Black Child • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation" • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The United States v. Jackie Robinson • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Most People • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

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