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Ms. Kipp from Fort Myers FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books About Diverse Dancers

Help me give my students a classroom collection of books that celebrate diversity in dance. I want my students to see characters in books who look like them excelling in the fine and performing arts.

  • $220 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I Arts school with nearly 1,000 students in grades K-5. More than 70% of our student population lives at or below the poverty line. Our school provides breakfast and lunch for all students. We are a Lighthouse School that follows the 7 Habits of the Covey Leader in Me student leadership program.

The dance education program at our school is a very unique opportunity for students to study dance within the school day.

Curricular programming includes dance education, music education, drama education and art education. We also offer after school enrichment programming in the arts providing students with the opportunity to participate in chorus, dance team, drama club, and art club . This year we produced our first production of the "Nutcracker" with 100+ students in dance and drama performing. We plan to make this an annual event.

My Project

I would like to build a classroom set of books representing culturally diverse dancers and performers so that my students see characters who look like them excelling in the fine and performing arts. My goal is to add books that represent different cultural dances from around the world as well as books about differing styles of dance.

In particular, I would like to add books about Misty Copeland, the first African American principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.

Her story is one that my students will be able to relate to and draw inspiration from as they continue their dance education.

Ms. Kipp
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star Ballerina • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Looking Like Me • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Freedom in Congo Square • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dancing in the Wings • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Life in Motion • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Got the Rhythm • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
To Dance A Ballerina's Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Dance Class #3: African Folk Dance Fever African Folk Dance Fever • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dancing Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
¡Baila, baila, baila! (Dance, Dance, Dance) • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
The Skirt • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Misty Copeland • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sugar Plum Ballerinas #3: Perfectly Prima • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sugar Plum Ballerinas #1: Plum Fantastic • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Nina, Nina Ballerina • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Dance Divas: Two to Tango • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Visual and Performing Artists (Women in Profile) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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