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Ms. Collens from New Rochelle NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Celebrate Diversity

Help me give my students books that have characters that look like them.

  • $610 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am teaching 20 beautiful, smart, hard working students who are excited about learning from me and my co teacher. Of those 20 students, 11 receive support services. During these extraordinary times, the are showing their perseverance, flexibility and grace.

My Project

I hope to expand my fourth grade library with books that have characters and themes that reflect the diversity of the students sitting in my classroom. I work in a Title I school outside of New York City where the students come from various cultural and racial backgrounds. In my classroom we celebrate what makes us unique and what unites us. These additional books will help me expand my library to provide reading opportunities for students during distance learning. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Ms. Collens
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Tough Guys Have Feelings Too • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Super Puzzletastic Mysteries: Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers of America • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Your Name Is a Song • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Owling: Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Big Boys Cry • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Love • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Roxaboxen • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Snowmen at Night • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Way of the Warrior Kid 3: Where there's a Will... Kids Fitness, Martial Arts and Empowerment • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Dot • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Marc's Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) (Way of the Warrior Kid (2)) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
If I Built a School • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Hate Reading: How to Read When You'd Rather Not • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
June Peters, You Will Change The World One Day • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Blended • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The World Needs More Purple People • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Me on the Map • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel (Way of the Warrior Kid (1)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy! • Amazon Business $2.69 1 $2.69

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