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Mrs. Stewart from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Like Us

Help me give my students opportunities to experience the word without ever leaving our classroom through great literature.

  • $314 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten team works tirelessly to meet the needs of the 100 plus students we interact with, teach and care for every day in our classrooms. Our students are becoming more and more diverse and we are seeking ways to help our classrooms and curriculum reflect that change.

"In kindergarten, you can learn how to be a citizen of the world." Jill Lepore.

We are usually the first structured introduction to the joys of reading and having literature that reflects the students in our classrooms would be life-changing. When a student sees themselves or is able to gain empathy and understanding for others through books it can be magical. Creating compassion and passion for the people in our community, and our world, is powerful.

My Project

All students deserve to see themselves in books. Sharing stories about people from different backgrounds, who are neurodiverse, or who have different needs can open children's minds up to lives and truths that they may not have known existed. Read aloud is the time of day when my classroom is able to relax together and journey to new places as a family. The texts I am hoping to add to our classroom will help us have discussions and share ideas about our similarities and differences. Reading "Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood" will help students see how art can bring a community together. "One Green Apple" can show students the struggles and successes lived by immigrants.

Book characters can become role models for children.

Seeing themselves or their families in a story can make a positive impact on not only that child, but those around him or her. By discussing problems in the books, putting ourselves in the character's shoes, and relating to what the characters are going through we can teach empathy, self-awareness, and confidence and raise self-esteem.

I want my students to know that no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they look like their dreams are not only important​ but achievable. The books included in this project will help me do that.

Mrs. Stewart
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raising a Hero • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Mariama: Different But Just the Same • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
A Bike Like Sergio's (A Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Say Something • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Helen Keller: Courage In The Dark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$218.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$266.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.97

Total project goal

$313.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$313.14

2 Donors

-$153.00

Donations toward project cost

-$137.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.45

match offer

-$151.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$128.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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