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Mrs. Lott from Panama OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Black History Month

Help me give my students books to help us celebrate diversity in literature.

  • $256 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are unique because of the diversity found within our classroom. Currently, I teach inclusion/ELL and on level English 9th and 10th. Serving approximately 150 students, inclusion education is the integration of special needs students with the general population.

My classroom is a place for diverse students to learn and grow into young adults with the skills to thrive in our ever-developing world.

These students come from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our school is almost all low income with students from all around the world. Our goal is to provide every possible advantage for our students to develop the skills necessary to become successful.

My Project

February of each year is Black History Month. In the past, this celebration has often been overlooked in many schools. As educators, we aim to inspire young men and women to accomplish great things.

We have diversity in our school, yet we have few things in our classroom that represent our student's identity.

In an effort to do so, we intend to create a display in our classroom of books focused on the visibility of the Black community through books written by and about black people. We intend for every young person that enters our classroom to leave with equitable respect for people and belief in their ability to achieve great things.

By providing these books as resources to our students, we hope to help our students see themselves in our classroom. We want students to feel accepted for who they are and know that they have a place in our school community. The books we have requested are varying reading levels and lengths to accommodate our students that are represented in our classroom. By supporting our project, you can help our students feel represented in our classroom.

Mrs. Lott
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Poetry • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Clap When You Land • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Through My Eyes • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Poet X • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Letter to My Daughter • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11

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