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Mrs. Schock from Woodinville WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books that Reflect Students of Underrepresented Colors and Cultures

Help me give my students a rich library of books by diverse authors, characters, and stories.

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are third and fourth graders who love spending time with friends, playing games and sports. They love to read, write, and learn. They are kind hearted, compassionate, driven, energetic, and excited learners representing various backgrounds that make our classroom a diverse community of learners.

Every one is a reader, some students just have not found their favorite book yet!

I love, more than anything, to see my students open a book and smile as they read stories that help them learn about the world around them and themselves.

My Project

It is important that students have rich classroom libraries full of books that represent and celebrate characters of all cultures and colors. This project includes 40 plus children's books with characters from various backgrounds, races, and walks of life.

Students deserve to see themselves within the pages of their books.

Students also deserve the opportunity to read and learn about different races and cultures. This project will support student self expression, diverse learning opportunities as well as literacy as students have the opportunity to select books they find interesting, read and discuss their learning and thinking. Help me provide my students a library that opens their reading to the wider world.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Islandborn • Amazon Business $13.96 2 $27.92
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Show Way • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Firebird • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Because • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Merci Suárez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Rainbow Hijab • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Mixed Me! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Ramadan Moon • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Papagayo: The Mischief Maker • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jabutí the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Why The Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The First Strawberries (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

Materials cost

$399.87

Vendor shipping charges

$11.97

State sales tax

$34.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.21

Total project goal

$568.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.04

5 Donors

-$284.00

Donations toward project cost

-$241.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.60

match offer

-$284.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$241.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.61

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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