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Ms. Reichelderfer from Aurora CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Galore!

My students need a diverse, engaging and relevant classroom library to inspire them to love reading and promote acceptance of many different people and experiences.

  • $514 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse and inspiring groups of 10 and 11 year olds. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from Mexico to Morocco, Somalia to the Philippines, and many speak or understand more than one language.

My students are curious and eager scholars.

They love learning new vocabulary words, tackling difficult math problems and having respectful, yet heated, debates.

At our school, we come together to explore, question and create in order to do better work and be better people than we ever thought possible. I have the honor to teach students that strive to live out this vision on a daily basis.

My Project

I am looping up with my students this coming year (I am going to have the same students for 5th that I had for 4th), so I have the unique opportunity to revitalize my classroom library with specific students in mind. All the books on this list fulfill at least one of these three criteria: the book supports understanding of a topic my students will be learning about in 5th grade (e.g. human rights, natural disasters), it fits my goal to create a classroom library with a diverse set of protagonists or it was a book I knew a specific student or group of students would find interesting (I had them vote on books and some of them made it on this list!)

Through this list of books, I want to inspire my students.

I want to inspire them to read, so I chose books I know they will find interesting. I want to inspire them to see the beauty in who they are, so I chose books that have kids on the covers that are similar to them in some way. Last but not least, I want to inspire them to be better world citizens, so I chose books with a diverse set of people and situations in order to expand their understanding of the human experience.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
I Am Not a Number • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Free?: Stories About Human Rights • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Unsung Heroes of Social Justice • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Ninth Ward • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How I Became A Ghost — A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story (Book 1 in the How I Became A Ghost Series) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Can You Survive Storm Chasing?: An Interactive Survival Adventure (You Choose: Survival) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
New Shoes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Bayou Magic • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Ella Enchanted (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Sylvia & Aki • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Gaby, Lost and Found: A Wish Novel • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?: An Interactive Doomsday Adventure (You Choose: Doomsday) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series) • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
How Tia Lola Saved the Summer (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Kizzy Ann Stamps • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Can You Survive the Jungle?: An Interactive Survival Adventure (You Choose: Survival) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
The Sassy #2: The Birthday Storm • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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