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Mrs. Iwersen from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Series That Look Like US

Help me give my students book series that reflect the rich diversity in our classroom.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard working and very energetic. They are creative and love to read! We are a year round school and I loop with my class which means I get to work with them for two years. Our school is Title I with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast, lunch, and snack.

"It's okay to be different" has been a positive motto for our class this year!

We are very lucky to be in a culturally rich classroom where we can learn about diversity. Over half of my students are receiving services for special education and ESL. We spend a lot of time building our community and appreciating each other's differences.

My Project

When taking a look at my classroom library I have a lot of diverse picture books. However the chapter books, early reader, and book series books only feature main characters that are white boys and white girls.

I need book series books that reflect the rich diversity in the classroom that have main characters with both boys and girls of color.

The books that I have requested in this projects are great beginner chapter books for the first and second grade reader. And, best of all they feature main characters that are from diverse backgrounds. My students are acquiring a love for reading and will be very thrilled to have books in which they can see themselves.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Shaq Takes a Chance • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Little Shaq • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Little Shaq: Star of the Week • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
No More Teasing (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro and the Shark • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Hector's Hiccups (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Sofia's Party Shoes (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Beach Trip (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Secret Recipe (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Mystery Club • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pedro's Tricky Tower • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pedro the Ninja • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
On Top of the World (Pedro) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro's Big Break • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro, First-Class Friend • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro, First-Grade Hero • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo and Friends • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo Loves School • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo and Her Big Ideas • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo Tries Something New • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Big Stink (Pedro) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo Rules the School • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
Katie Woo, Every Day's an Adventure • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Pedro's Monster • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.06 1 $4.06
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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