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Mrs. Cox from Charlottesville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books in Which Kids Can See Themselves

Help me give my students literature that provides more mirrors than windows. Allow them to see themselves in these books, allow them to see their world, allow them to see current events and historical events...

  • $479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class is full of 21 amazing students that are eager to learn about a host of subjects! They are enthusiastic, passionate, kind, and thoughtful. We are excited about learning challenges...especially those that we can read and write about! Many of our students ADORE reading so we are hoping to expand their non-fiction, social studies, STEM/STEAM, economic, science, current events, citizenship, social and emotional learning through new literary resources. Many of these new resources will reflect the diverse community of our students. We want them to see themselves in these literature pieces! We believe that with these new literature resources, students will be able to continue to grow socially, emotionally, and academically.

My Project

We would love to expand our classroom library to better meet the ever-growing needs of our student body. We feel as though providing more books that mirror what kids see in their lives, in themselves, in our communities will allow them to better connect. This year we have a major focus on improving reading and inspiring kids to see themselves as readers. We want to have all kids identifying as readers by the end of this year. With these new materials, kids will be able to connect in so many new ways. Through reading about science, technology, math, current events, historical knowledge, STEM/STEAM, arts, citizenship, social and emotional learning, and communities, students will be able to make much more meaningful connections!

Mrs. Cox
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safari • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Nelson Mandela • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is How We Do It • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Two Stories of Bravery • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari Maathai The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
I am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
I am Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The EARTH Book • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Respetar y cuidar las cosa (Respect and Take Care of Things) • AKJ Education $9.09 1 $9.09
Talk And Work It Out • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Seasons • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? :: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It? Making Budget Choices • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hands Are Not for Hitting • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Experiment with What a Plant Needs to Grow • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
From One to One Hundred • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
From Head to Toe • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Motion • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Spending My Money • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Saving My Money • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Recycle! A Handbook for Kids • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Do Trees Get Hungry? Noticing Plant and Animal Traits • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Me Counting Time From Seconds to Centuries • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Moja Means One Swahili Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Amazing Body A First Look at Health and Fitness • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ten, Nine, Eight • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Are Plants Helpful? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Animal Pollinators • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How a Seed Grows • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
National Geographic Readers: Planes • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Trains Level 1 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Swing Sloth! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Planets • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
La vida de una rana (A Frog's Life) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mis cinco sentidos (My Five Senses) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
How Plants Grow • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Earth Day--Hooray! Place Value • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
All About Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
I Have Feelings • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Earn Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Reduce • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jesse Owens • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Katherine Johnson • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Recycle • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
What Is Matter? • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Sorting • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Ellen Ochoa • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Solids, Liquids, And Gases • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Kingfisher Readers L1: Time • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Long Ago and Today • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55
The Crayola Counting Book • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55

Materials cost

$370.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.71

Total project goal

$478.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$478.09

2 Donors

-$453.09

Donations toward project cost

-$385.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.96

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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