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Mrs. Verni from Brooklyn NY is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Books Like Me!

Help me give my students multicultural books for an amazing class to read!

  • $359 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I have the best students in the world! My school is located in a high-needs community. Most of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. My wonderful students come to school with smiles on their faces, ready to learn.

Although they struggle with extreme home situations, my students often want someone to guide them into learning.

They are sweet and beautiful children who want to have fun and learn in a peaceful, fun classroom. I want to make that available for them!

My Project

When we start something new, we always look for that one thing that is familiar. Something that will make us feel at ease.

I want my students to pick a book because they enjoy as well as have a love of reading.

I want them to be inspired by the new selection and maybe understand that this story is similar to how they feel or look. I hope that the books will get them excited about reading, and make them understand their feelings. I would love for my students to find that familiar book that gives them comfort while encouraging them to read. I want my students to have and feel connected to the books they are reading.

Thank you for reading my proposal and supporting our students.

Mrs. Verni
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Plush Toys with Feelings Book Box Set • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus - Plush Stuffed Animals (with Voice) • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
I am Malala Yousafzai (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
We Are Water Protectors • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
A Letter From Your Teacher: On the First Day of School • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little SPOT of Belonging: A Story About Being True to Yourself and Making Friends • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Be You! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Skin Like Mine (2) (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Story of Malala Yousafzai: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92

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