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Mrs. Iwersen from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Series That Look Like US 2.0

Help me give my students books series books that reflect the rich diversity within our room!

  • $346 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard working and very energetic. They are creative and love to read! We are a year round school and I loop with my class which means I get to work with them for two years. Our school is Title I with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast, lunch, and snack.

"It's okay to be different" has been a positive motto for our class this year!

We are very lucky to be in a culturally rich classroom where we can learn about diversity. Over half of my students are receiving services for special education and ESL. We spend a lot of time building our community and appreciating each other's differences.

My Project

When taking a look at my classroom library I have a lot of diverse picture books. However the chapter books, early reader, and book series books only feature main characters that are white boys and white girls.

I need book series books that reflect the rich diversity in the classroom that have main characters with both boys and girls of color.

The books that I have requested in this projects are great beginner chapter books for the first and second grade reader. And, best of all they feature main characters that are from diverse backgrounds. My students are acquiring a love for reading and will be very thrilled to have books in which they can see themselves.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack • Amazon Business $23.20 1 $23.20
King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
Top Secret Author Visit (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk the Dog • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly (Passport to Reading, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather (Ling & Ting: Passport to Reading, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Best Friend Bandit (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Tooth Fairy Trouble (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Best Friend Bandit (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Lucky Break (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Campground Creature (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Sammy's Great Escape (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Campground Creature (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Magic Molly (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Lucky Break (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Top Secret Author Visit (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Three . . . Two . . .One . . . Blastoff! (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Sammy's Great Escape (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Tooth Fairy Trouble (Molly Mac) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Mr. Putter & Tabby Row the Boat • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Ling & Ting Share a Birthday (Passport to Reading, Level 3: Ling & Ting) • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Passport to Reading Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$259.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.77

Total project goal

$345.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.14

3 Donors

-$173.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.95

match offer

-$172.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$146.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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