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

Books of Empowerment!

My students need books that connect, reflect, motivate, explain and celebrate.

  • $673 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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu • Amazon Business $19.93 1 $19.93
Discovering the 5 Love Languages at School (Grades 1-6): Lessons that Promote Academic Excellence and Connections for Life • Amazon Business $19.53 1 $19.53
Ubuntu: I in You and You in Me • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
People of Peace: Meet 40 amazing activists (40 Inspiring Icons) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I Didn't Leave Because of You • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can: A True Story • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Still a Family: A Story about Homelessness • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
My Librarian is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
A Perfect Pet for Peyton: A 5 Love Languages Discovery Book • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Rain School • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Living with Mom and Living with Dad • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Nowhere Hair: Explains Your Cancer and Chemo To Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Waiting for the Biblioburro • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
My Body Belongs to Me: A book about body safety • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
That Book Woman • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Zandi Finds Ubuntu • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
The Boy & the Bindi • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Someone I Love Died • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
I Am Because You Are: How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unlikely Friendship and Transformed a Community • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Around The World With - Alrededor Del Mundo Con Cantinflas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect: Teach children about body ownership, respect, feelings, choices and recognizing bullying behaviors • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Shelter in Our Car • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Global Conflict (Children In Our World) • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
My Special Angels: The Two Noble Scribes • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Guadalupe: First Words - Primeras Palabras (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
De Colores and Other Latin American Folksongs for Children (Anthology) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Family's Changing (A First Look At Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
No Means No!: Teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, 'No!' • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Racism and Intolerance (Children In Our World) • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
The Can Man • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Refugees and Migrants (Children in Our World) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let's Talk About It!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
I Miss You: A First Look at Death • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Poverty and Hunger (Children in Our World) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Two Homes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend (The Oatmeal) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
The Life of /La Vida De Selena: A Lil' Libros Bilingual Biography (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pearl Fairweather Pirate Captain: Teaching children about gender equality, respect, respectful relationships, empowerment, diversity, leadership, ... behaviours, and the prevention of violence • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Tight Times (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
Seedfolks • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56

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