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Mrs. H. from Fridley MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Represent Who We Are

My students need books that represent who they are to enrich our classroom library and education.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you walk into my classroom, you will find a diverse group of kids who have a lot of energy and excitement about life. They are curious and have many questions about everything that we do. They come from many different cultures and their experiences help to make our classroom a better place.

Although my school is in a high poverty area, the students have so much love and joy to offer.

They deserve the BEST education and teachers who care about and believe in them!

My Project

Learning how to read is important. Coming to school is important. But, how would you feel if you couldn't identify with what you were reading about? It is difficult to connect with someone who doesn't look or act like you. This is why equal representation of race, culture, gender, and ability is essential.

I want to build my classroom library by adding books like 'In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse', 'She Persisted' and 'When the Beat was Born.' These books are multicultural representations of who my students are and will give us an opportunity to learn about each other even more.

We can read them and talk about what they learned, the connections they made, and we can stretch ourselves to see from other perspectives.

Our hope is to read each of this books for read alouds, to go along with our morning meeting, and to teach reading strategies. I want to make them a part of our curriculum so that students can read them on their own but also discuss them with our class.

Mrs. H.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DC Super Hero Girls Box Set • Amazon Business $31.38 1 $31.38
Flowers for Sarajevo • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
Peace is an Offering • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Going Places • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Before She was Harriet (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Martí's Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Mama's Window • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Chess Rumble • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
How We Are Smart • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54

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