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Mrs. Hurwitz from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Like Me!!

Help me give my students a classroom library with characters that look them with diverse books.

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a wonderful public school. My students come to school eager and ready to learn. Their love of learning shines daily. They make every day a wonderful adventure.

My school serves a very diverse population.

The school covers grades kindergarten to eighth grade. It is a Title One school in which all students receive free lunch. There are students with many diverse abilities. We have many students who receive ELL and special education services. All of the students come to school every day eager and ready to learn.

My Project

Students need to see themselves and their friends in their classroom. Providing a print-rich environment that represents all kinds of kids will help create empathy and understanding.

We have a diverse community, and books are one way to make our students feel welcomed, valued, and equal.

The books represent kids just like them dealing with similar things they have gone through or are currently experiencing. Your donation will ensure that there are gender- and culturally-diverse books in my classroom. The students will be motivated to read them because they will have an instant connection with them. They will improve their reading ability as well as help them become more empathetic to others.

Mrs. Hurwitz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Dress Like a Girl • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Fresh Princess • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
We Are Cousins / Somos primos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
Katie Woo and Her Big Ideas • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$113.49

Vendor shipping charges

$2.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.06

Total project goal

$173.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.75

1 Donor

-$87.00

Donations toward project cost

-$73.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.05

match offer

-$86.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$73.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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