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Mrs. Sedda from Gresham OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books of Empowerment - Part III

My students need books and stories that empower, teach and celebrate!

  • $382 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a suburban neighborhood. The poverty within the school community allows 100% of our students to receive free breakfast and lunch. Our kiddos are culturally and racially diverse and come from many different, unique walks.

We have the most authentic, caring, inquisitive and funny students at our school.

I love being able to teach and learn from these wonderful open minds and open hearts! They are beautiful young people, and it is my lifelong intention as a person and educator to give them the very best I am able.

My Project

I love books. I love reading stories to children and seeing what a positive impact they make. I feel so strongly about kiddos and them making a better place for us all. We must give our children confidence.

Empowered, wise children will make the world a better place and books are the tool to catch these young lives on fire.

There is so much confusion, loss, and disconnect in the world and I believe that children can lead the way to change if given the tools to do so.

I strongly believe it is my responsibility to love and nurture these young lives to feel confident, have strong morals and feel passionate about making the world a better place while becoming global citizens. I have never found a better tool to do this than from words, from books.

I am putting together three projects to gather these books of understanding and empowerment, that will also celebrate and honor people of color to reflect my students.

In September 2019, my hope is to have an empowerment parade for students based on the lessons shared from these books. And I lovingly invite all who donate to this cause to join me, hand-in-hand, to participate and celebrate as the children lead the way.

I believe they will make the world a better place, thank you for believing in them too.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What to Do When It's Not Fair: A Kid's Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy (What-to-do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Those are MY Private Parts • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
It Takes a Village: Picture Book • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
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
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Hip-Hop Alphabet • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Please Tell: A Child's Story About Sexual Abuse (Early Steps) • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Nobody's Perfect: A Story for Children about Perfectionism • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
A Terrible Thing Happened • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
Do You Have a Secret? (Let's Talk About It!) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Your Body Belongs to You • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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