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Ms. CR from Berkeley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Represent Our Beautiful Diversity

Help me give my students a sense of comfort in knowing their heritage, life experiences, and families are valued, represented and welcomed in our country. These books all mirror the beautiful rainbow of colors that are my students.

  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. All of my third grade students are discovering who they are as people and how they identify themselves. Many of my students are immigrants or first-generation Americans, and some of my students are refugees. Many of my children do not want to be defined by traditional gender roles, and I do my best to support all of them in feeling safe, accepted, and celebrated. I try to include and represent all of their beautiful backgrounds and family histories in the ways that I teach and the images they see in my classroom.

My Project

I will use all these books as read-alouds. The joy and pride my students feel when they hear a book that is about them and their culture is so empowering. They light up and feel so valued as a member of our classroom community. And the classroom discussions allow all students to learn empathy and tolerance.

My students feel excited to share more about their culture and background when we have read a book about it, which allows all of us to be more educated and accepting of each other's differences.

The more we learn about each other the less we fear our differences and see them more as a gift to be shared.

Ms. CR
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
When I Was Eight • Amazon Business $17.31 1 $17.31
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Anna Carries Water • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Desmond and the Very Mean Word • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
I'm Trying to Love Math • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
La Frontera / The Border: El viaje con papá/ My Journey With Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Rice & Rocks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
We Came To America • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Journey • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
I Am Mixed (I Am Book) • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
My Two Blankets • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
From North to South / Del Norte al Sur • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Hidden Temple of Ogiso • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08

Materials cost

$378.65

Vendor shipping charges

$3.94

State sales tax

$34.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$452.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.93

Total project goal

$532.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$532.85

4 Donors

-$267.00

Donations toward project cost

-$226.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$265.85

Match offers toward project cost

-$225.97

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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