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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. 3

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

  • $331 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 everyone 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 text, 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
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
Runaway: The Daring Escape of Ona Judge • Amazon Business $16.41 1 $16.41
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Carter Reads the Newspaper • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight (Volume 7) (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
How We Are Smart • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Look Up with Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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