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Mrs. Patrick-Hinton from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, and More Books!

My students need STEM related books and books depicting people that looks like them--African-American.

  • $329 goal

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My Students

I teach in a low-income/high poverty school district; my students face several challenges in and out of the classroom. Despite these challenges, I am thrilled to provide my students with quality learning experiences, ones that they will never forget.

When my first graders walk through my classroom door, some often come to school brimming over with enthusiasm and excitement for learning!

Their enthusiasm for school life can be exhausting but infectious and teaching them is an exciting and joyful experience!

My Project

In a recent article, Hefflin and Barksdale-Ladd (2001) discuss the importance of children relating to characters and situations found in books reflective of their own culture. Students need to be able to make connections between literature and their everyday lives.

Literature can provide children with a sense of affirmation about themselves and their culture (Colby & Lyon, 2004).

This ability to relate to characters and situations in books can be a major factor in book selection (Colby & Lyon, 2004). When children don’t find themselves reflected in books, they are less likely to be engaged in the reading process. I want my students to be engaged in the reading process; this is why my students need books that depict people that look like them--African-American.

These books celebrate diversity and will teach my students that it is okay to self-express, identify, and create their own definition of Blackness.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swift Walker: A Space Adventure • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sasha Savvy Loves to Code • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space: An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison (The Girls Who Could) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Meteorologist In Me: Have you ever had a dream you thought was too big to share-boldly? Well, this book is for you! The Meteorologist In Me is an ... a big dream- to become a TV Meteorologist! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Fantastic Kids: George Washington Carver (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Mae Jemison (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: George Washington Carver (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Jesse Owens (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.10 1 $3.10

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