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Ms. Moore from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books and Art Like Me!

Help me give my students a crayon sharpener, as well as art supplies and books that match their own heritage and skin color!

  • $999 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 1st grade students who I personally think are some of the best in the business. They are curious, willing, happy little beings. My students are from low income neighborhoods, but you wouldn't know that by looking at them. They are some of the happiest people you will meet. They want to learn and are eager to please.

My first graders are some of my favorite people in the world.

They are the funniest people and so fun to be around. Anybody would be lucky to spend a day with them, and I am lucky enough to spend 180 days a year with them.

My Project

I have done my best to research multicultural books that will inspire my students to fall in love with reading, while also falling in love with characters who look like themselves. I find that when 6 and 7 year olds relate to a character in the story, they are more likely to remember and internalize that story. The students in my class want characters that look like them, even though they don't articulate that just yet.

Books with strong characters who look and act like my students is the whole point of this project.

But, I also want them to be able to create art with materials that match their own skin tones. I think it is important to have paper, markers and crayons with colors that match their own skin color. When we do art projects it is vital that students are able to draw humans the way they view humans....all different colors. Currently, most of my students use their "yellow-orange" crayon to color skin, but it definitely doesn't match most of their own skin tones.

Ms. Moore
Grades PreK-2
More than half 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 27 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Multicultural Crayons, 8 Per Box (52-008W) • $1.27 108 $137.16
Crayola Multicultural Washable Broad Line Markers, Conical Tip, Assorted Color, 8/Bx • $4.67 15 $70.05
Pacon Multicultural Construction Paper 12" X 18", 50 Sheets • $7.13 7 $49.91
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Binney & Smith Crayola Multicultural Colored Woodcase Pencils, 8/Bx (68-4208) • $2.97 9 $26.73
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Mariama: Different But Just the Same • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $16.60 1 $16.60
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Lovely • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Manjhi Moves a Mountain • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Holes in the Sky • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Friends from the Other Side / Amigos del otro lado • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The 5 O'Clock Band • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Dot • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Miss Ida's Porch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Babushka's Doll • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Mrs. Katz and Tush (Reading Rainbow) • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
Hairs/Pelitos • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Full, Full, Full of Love • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dumpling Soup • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95

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