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Mrs. Kuchar from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Reflect Who We Are

My students need early chapter books with multiracial and multicultural characters, as well as picture books about famous African-American and Latino leaders.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

As a teacher at a Title I school, my students are faced with challenges inside and outside of the classroom. My ultimate goal is, in partnership with their parents and families, to help to guide them to become outstanding citizens who believe in their potential and persist in reaching their goals.

My first graders this year are avid readers and engaged learners.

They love to read and ask questions -- SO many questions! At such a young age, it amazes me how they take real ownership over their reading growth and progress.

My Project

First grade is an amazing time in a student's life. Learning to read for the first time is like opening a door unto a whole new world. My students are hungry to read anything and everything, slurping it up and loving it.

During such a pivotal time in a reader's life, it is vital that students have access to books with main characters that reflect their own racial and ethnic background.

Students deserve to see themselves as a part of the literary world, rather as than a subcategory.

The books that I have requested have strong multiracial and multi-ethnic main characters, characters whose stories and everyday experiences are relatable, engaging, and responsive to my fantastic students.

Mrs. Kuchar
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.36 1 $15.36
You Should Meet Collector's Set: Women Who Launched the Computer Age; Mae Jemison; Misty Copeland; Jesse Owens; Duke Kahanamoku; Katherine Johnson • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Marigold Mess (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Beach Trip (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Singing Superstar (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Abuela's Birthday (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My Vida Loca (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Freddie Ramos Springs Into Action (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $3.33 1 $3.33

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