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Mr. Hale from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Everyone!

Help me give my students books that highlight different cultures and promote positive self-esteem about themselves.

  • $395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low-income/high poverty school district, where the students are constantly faced with challenges. We have a 100% rate for free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast. My students are creative, loving, and full of energy while having a thirst for knowledge.

My students love to learn and be engaged while being challenged and applying critical-thinking skills.

I have a great group of 15 students. Of those 15, I have six in speech services and six who receive extra services. In our classroom, we do our best to look after and help each other.

My Project

My students are an amazing group of kids that come from all walks of life. Many of them have already been in two or even three schools before they leave kindergarten. The students in my class also come from different cultures; some of the cultures are new to them even.

The kids in my class would love to be able to find more books and stories that feature their culture to allow them to relate to the characters.

My hope for this project is to build awareness of different cultures and to celebrate all the unique qualities of people. These books encourage reading about important people in the world and engage the students in learning about cultures besides their own.

Mr. Hale
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Once Upon a World Collection: Snow White; Cinderella; Rapunzel; The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Vashti Harrison Boxed Set • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
The Adventures of Little Miss Crazy Hair: The Girl with Curl • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $17.74 1 $17.74
I'm A Brilliant Little Black Boy! (The BBoy Collection / The I'm A Boy Collection) • Amazon Business $16.57 1 $16.57
Niño Wrestles the World (Golden Kite Honors) • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
I'm Mixed! • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Love Your Hair • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Mixed Me! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Ruby's Chinese New Year • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Princess Hair • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Riley Can Be Anything • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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