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Ms. Carbajal from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books To Capture Curiosity and Diversity

My students need Freckle Juice, Holes and other books that they love and can keep them engaged.

  • $838 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of 23 unique young learners ages 8-9. They are predominantly Latino/a students and very proud of it. Their smiles are always bright with zest. I love that we celebrate culture and embrace it. They are full of amazing energy and curiosity for learning.

On a daily basis, I see their enthusiasm for learning and it continuously encourages me.

They are great inquirers, always wanting to know more and asking questions. They embody the character trait of grit every day. That is something that we work on daily to improve. I want to see this trait build even when they leave my classroom.

My group of students are caring, proud, and great thinkers. I am excited to continue and grow their brains!

My Project

My scholars love to read and get captivated by many different subjects quickly. I made sure to pick books that are full of diversity so they can learn about their culture and be proud of who they are. They love to discuss books and I love giving books a voice by making it fun when I read aloud to them. There are so many ways that this will improve their reading levels. Good readers also have a great chance to become great writers.

Reading is crucial to their learning and I want my scholars to love what they read.

I want them to be able to have fun books that will improve their reading comprehension and fluency. By having these books they will have a plethora of books to choose from. This will make learning an engaging part of our day. I plan to teach them about Latinas such as Frida Khalo and Sonia Sotomayor, civil rights activists, and how important it is to keep on reaching for the stars. They will also be reading these on their own to discover the messages that they can pull from each book such as being brave, having grit, and finding their identity.

Ms. Carbajal
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
My Name Is Bilal • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
A Story, A Story: An African Tale (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Giant Steps to Change the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Owl Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
What Did I Eat? Fractions, Decimals, and Percents • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Lorax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Rain Stomper • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Princess and the Warrior • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Kids of Kabul Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Dork Diaries 11 • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
La Colcha De Los Recuerdos • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Doll Bones • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Cultural Traditions in Brazil • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Wall • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Story of Ferdinand • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
New Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Taking Sides • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Poppy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sing Down the Moon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Junebug • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Poinsettia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Raft (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Lotus Seed • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How the Stars Fell into the Sky A Navajo Legend • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • AKJ Education $5.69 1 $5.69
First Day in Grapes • AKJ Education $5.47 1 $5.47
On the Farm • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Color of My Words • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Boy Called Slow The True Story of Sitting Bull • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Manga Math Mysteries 3 The Secret Ghost: A Mystery with Distance and Measurement • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Chocolate Touch • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Captain Underpants #2) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants (Captain Underpants #4) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Women (Captain Underpants #5) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (Captain Underpants #8) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Declares Independence • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Felita • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Skirt • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Hiroshima • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
More or Less Comparing Numbers • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Whales: The Gentle Giants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Stink The Incredible Shrinking Kid • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$671.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$711.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.58

Total project goal

$837.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$837.18

10 Donors

-$631.68

Donations toward project cost

-$544.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$196.67

Match offers toward project cost

-$167.17

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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