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Ms. Gerber from Brooklyn Park MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Like Me - Equitable Children's Literature!

Help me give my students picture books that reflect who they are with diverse children's literature!

  • $436 goal

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My Students

Located in Brooklyn Park, MN, my school serves a population comprised of primarily black and brown students. We serve a 98% student population from a rich mixture of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Students who qualify for free lunch is at 84%. Additionally, we are now a STEAM Magnet school! Great opportunities are ahead for our scholars!

I work with thoughtful, curious, and eager to learn 4th grade students.

They work hard to overcome academic, social, and societal obstacles each and every day! I'm proud to be their teacher.

My Project

My students deserve diverse children's literature, in which the characters and stories provide mirrors to their lives and windows into the rest of the world. Motivational and encouraging stories that feature black and brown people will allow my students to connect their educational experience to their lived experiences in everyday life. They can be seen, recognized, and affirmed through a simple equity based read aloud in our 4th grade classroom. This connection is going to be crucial as we have some tough and necessary conversations regarding the social justice wave that has grown over the summer. Together, with this set of diverse children's literature, we'll navigate our own social justice journeys so that all students feel accepted at school and in our community.

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

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Parks of the USA • Amazon Business $21.72 1 $21.72
One Love: (Multicultural Childrens Book, Mixed Race Childrens Book, Bob Marley Book for Kids, Music Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Peanut Goes for the Gold • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Adventures of Sid & Eli: The Shiny Thing in the Garden • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Lucy's Mask • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Dress Like a Girl • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Masked Ninja: A Children’s Book About Kindness and Preventing the Spread of Racism and Viruses (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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