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Mrs. Morgan from Philadelphia PA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Black History, Pt. 2

Help me give my students an abundance of books that aid Black History instruction not just during the month of February but throughout the entire year.

  • $392 goal

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My Students

My students may come from meager means, humble homes, and fractured families, but they come eager and excited to learn. My Title I school houses students K-8 and provides each and every one with not only breakfast and lunch but a classroom that serves as a home.

They are not just my students, but my family, and each year I am lucky enough to begin a school year with new members.

While my family continues to grow, their needs continue to be met with proper support and dedication.

My Project

Our classroom library has always been a space of pride. Within our library are books that emphasize the importance of love, diversity, acceptance, and pride in oneself. The books that fill our shelves depict characters that look like the students in my class and represent their culture and background. I have made a huge effort to create said library as it has aided in the most amazing lessons, conversations, and joy.

With black names and historical events being showcased in the latest publications of children's books, my students' exposure to black history will continue to be an important part of daily instruction.

It is critical that my students are made aware of all that has been accomplished by black men and women. The inventions, discoveries, declarations and influence of black culture has lead itself to what we are able to enjoy today. Learning about the past aids to a better understanding and appreciation of what we have today. Through this list of texts, I hope to expose my students to some of the amazing black people who may not be as well known as others. I hope to grow this library more and more, and this is my latest list of what I would like to bring home to our classroom library.

Mrs. Morgan
Grades PreK-2

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Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball • Amazon Business $17.87 1 $17.87
Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Ruby, Head High: Ruby Bridge's First Day of School • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins (Who Did It First?) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists, 3) • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
The Teachers March!: How Selma's Teachers Changed History • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Grandad Mandela • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69

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