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Mrs. Boria from Milwaukie OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to See Yourself & Understand Others

Help me give my students books where they can see themselves reflected and better understand others.

  • $779 goal

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My Students

Most teachers get into teaching with the desire to change the world. My classroom is full of high schoolers who are aspiring to be teachers after they graduate. They are passionate about making the world we live in a better place...starting with their classrooms. These high schoolers participate in a unique experience where spend a portion of the year with me learning about what makes a great teacher. Then they spend the majority of their year out in local classrooms getting to work with students.

Perhaps one of my greatest tasks as an educator is to help each student to feel connected and valued in our classroom and world.

The ultimate goal I have for my high school students is that they would then go create an environment in their own classrooms where their students feel connected and valued as well. One way we create this culture of acceptance is through read aloud​ and discussions. I'm hoping to add some great diverse books to our classroom library where students can see themselves reflected in the pages of a book or see into the world of someone who is different than them.

My Project

These books will be used in two ways. First, as I'm working to create a community where all students are welcome for who they are and where they can see themselves reflected in the curriculum, we will share some of these titles together. Then, my hope is that as my high schoolers will take these books out into their classroom placements where they can help THEIR students to see themselves in the books they share.

These books represent a variety of cultures, abilities, genders, gender identities, languages, and social-emotional issues.

By having this variety of representation in my classroom library for students to take out into their classrooms they can match books to different needs their students might have over the school year. These books could reach hundreds of students over the course of the school year!

Mrs. Boria
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Perfect • Amazon Business $12.14 2 $24.28
The Someone New • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
You Are Your Strong • Amazon Business $17.53 1 $17.53
Leila in Saffron • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I'm a Girl! • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
This Day in June • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
My Mama Is a Mechanic • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Does It Fart?: A Kid's Guide to the Gas Animals Pass • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
I'm Trying to Love Math • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
A Normal Pig • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Maybe Tomorrow? • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Nobody Hugs a Cactus • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Small World • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Night Is Yours • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I'm Worried (The I'm Books) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Sakura's Cherry Blossoms • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
This Beach Is Loud! (Little Senses) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
A Boy Like You • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Going Down Home with Daddy • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Allie All Along • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Malaika’s Winter Carnival • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
The Hue of You • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Ojiichan's Gift • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing People Who Stood Up and Stood Out • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Grandpa's Stories • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
The Little Red Stroller • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Neither • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
The Bell Rang • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Dare! (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Weird!: A Story About Dealing with Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tough!: A Story about How to Stop Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Chelsea's Chinese New Year (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Holidays and Special Days) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Frankie Sparks and the Talent Show Trick (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet (1) (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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