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Mr. Gunter from Henrico VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Black History Matters

Help me give my students books to explore black history and to give them more exposure to black characters and culture.

  • $544 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of excited individuals. Eighty percent of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and therefore attend a Title I school. Additionally, our school is an extremely diverse community of learners. The majority of my students come from a variety of backgrounds and speak a variety of languages. Many are newcomers to the country or refugees seeking asylum in America from their home country.

The students at my school are first and foremost learning how to harness leadership from within.

It is our hope that our students will walk away from their elementary education with a strong sense of purpose and a drive to accomplish that to which they put their mind.

Our students get excited for every learning opportunity they can harness. I am thrilled for an opportunity to provide them with materials that are instrumental to their continued success!

My Project

I want to provide my students with a plethora of books and titles about black characters written by black authors. I think it is important that my students see their culture in print and celebrated throughout their education. There is a misconception that black history has to be paired down to the same people and faces year after year and only during the month of February.

I want my students to ask questions about African American history and culture all year long!

This project will give my students plenty of books and characters to learn from and identify with. I am excited to get these books into my classroom!

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

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 25 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Patchwork Quilt • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Mixed Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Thank You, Omu! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Testing the Ice • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Before She Was Harriet : The Story of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Radiant Child • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Youngest Marcher • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Grace for President • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hidden Figures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mae Among the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom in Congo Square • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Like Myself! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ron's Big Mission • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Amazing Grace 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Crown • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Abe's Honest Words • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rapunzel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Marvelous Cornelius • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
This Is the Rope • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Tanya's Reunion • AKJ Education $9.87 1 $9.87
Our Children Can Soar • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Bippity Bop Barbershop • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
My Name Is Georgia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Trouble Don't Last • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Follow the Drinking Gourd • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Colors of Us • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Magic Trash • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Not Norman • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Duke Ellington • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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