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Ms. Elbaum from Tacoma WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Students Can Identify With

Help me give my students diverse books that they can see themselves in. Students deserve to read books that allow them to see individuals who look or act like them achieving great things.

  • $190 goal

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My Students

Third graders in this classroom have an enthusiasm for learning and a drive to be successful. They conquer challenges, whether in the classroom or in their home lives, with grace and determination. These third graders deserve countless opportunities and support. Each student has helped me become a better teacher and better person with their outlook on life and drive for success.

My Project

Students in my classroom deserve to read a book, identify with the character, and believe that they too can accomplish anything. I believe far too often classroom libraries don't accurately portray reality and don't match the diversity of the classroom population.

Students deserve to relate to someone like them, see them achieve something great, and believe they can do the same.

These books will provide students an opportunity to connect with literacy and explore different styles and messages. Students deserve to feel represented in all communities and a classroom library is a place to start.

Ms. Elbaum
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dreamers • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.73 1 $9.73
El Deafo • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 24/Pack (BL241-A-YEL) • Staples Advantage $7.52 1 $7.52
Crayola Poster Washable Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 8/Box (58-8173) • Staples Advantage $7.39 1 $7.39
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $6.83 1 $6.83
Corduroy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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