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Ms. Byrd from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Black Boys and Girls

Help me give my students a classroom library where they see themselves reflected.

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are super sweet and smart. I know that they would love an opportunity to see new worlds within their classroom. I refer to my students as future world changers.

Many of them want to be in professions that save lives but need to know that it can be a reality.

They live in a community where opportunities to explore the world is limited. My first graders deserve a chance to grow the same as many other first graders regardless of the environment.

My Project

I teach in an inner city area where a lot of our literature and books do not reflect our students or their culture. Including these books in my classroom would not only allow students to see characters like them but also see that they can be anything.

Black boys and girls need characters that give them hope and joy that look like them.

Stories such as I am Enough would encourage my students to understand that one day they will change the world for the better. This library will not only help them as students, but it will help me, as their teacher. I can open their minds to new worlds and experiences through diverse literature.

Ms. Byrd
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Joys of Being a Little Black Boy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
I'm A Brilliant Little Black Boy! (The BBoy Collection / The I'm A Boy Collection) • Amazon Business $16.57 1 $16.57
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Hey Black Child • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl! (I'm a Girl! Collection) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Fresh Princess • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Dress Like a Girl • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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