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Ms. H. from Tallahassee FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Like Me: Books My Students Can Relate To!

Help me give my students the opportunity to ready books that they can relate to!

  • $611 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school with 100% free and reduced-priced lunch. Our students are darlings, that have so much they want to learn. One of the initiatives we are working on this year is getting a diverse set of books within our library so that our students have stories about children that are just like them.

We are trying to buy books that our students are able to relate to.

These books may have characters or problems that our students can relate to, and using those stories to unlock engagement and connections within stories. We want to increase students enjoyment of reading, as well as create talks and dialogue that promote further understanding of subject material and understanding of the world we live in.

My Project

Our students are struggling readers that deserve the opportunity to read books that have characters with struggles, and joys that are similar to them. By funding this project, my students will be able to read books that they can relate to!

All the students in our school have a chance to visit the "Book Nook" in the morning and check out books.

By funding this project, my students will be able to check out books that they can relate to and use those stories to unlock engagement and enjoyment of reading.

Thank you so much for looking at this project and considering helping us!

Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 360 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RentACoop 2 Gallon Red Cup Waterer (Corner) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Say Something • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21

Materials cost

$481.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$519.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.60

Total project goal

$610.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$610.68

2 Donors

-$345.79

Donations toward project cost

-$323.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$230.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$195.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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