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Ms. Semple from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Black History (24/7 - 365)

Help me give my students books that further enhance their ability to understand the rich history of black people.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class is a diverse group of students that enjoy a variety of things. Stemming from video games and sports to singing and theatre, our scholars embody the virtues of empathy and respect allowing them to grow in every aspect possible.

Just as diverse as their interests are, so are their learning styles.

From kinesthetic to visual, our students require lessons to be presented in many modalities. Learning should be accessible to all students in the classroom. When these needs are met, we believe scholars will be able to flourish to become academically successful individuals that'll make strides in their own lives and the lives of others.

My Project

Black history is a topic that is normally glorified in academic institutions in February. As an educator and an African-American adult, I realize the importance of black history and understand that its depth and richness cannot only be emphasized for such a small period of time.

Black history encompasses the importance of triumph, bravery, love, and persistence--these values should be discussed year 'round, not just in February.

As such, I am creating this project to provide my students with the vehicles they need to navigate through their history, to engage in meaningful discussions, and inspire a community of deep analytical thinkers that are informed completely of the past and it's contributions to their present.

Ms. Semple
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
101 Black Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Leaders in Black History • Amazon Business $27.65 1 $27.65
Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $24.93 1 $24.93
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Texting with Black History: Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, and Aretha Franklin Biography Book for Kids (Texting with History Collection) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sulwe • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
Who Was King Tut? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Selena? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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