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Ms. Jones from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Diversity into Reading

My students need diverse books. My students love to read and they need books of diverse topics and at diverse levels.

  • $455 goal

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My Students

I have many diverse students at my school in Detroit, MI. They have different needs, but they all love to learn. They are eager students who come to school every day ready to learn. They work hard academically and at their character every day. Though I have high expectations, I am surprised daily when they surpass them.

My students need to see that their teacher and community believe in them.

They need to see that they are capable of being successful. They also need to see that they are deserving of the resources needed to be successful.

My students are very goal oriented. They love to see how they progress academically and then get even better. These students rely on school for structure, safety, learning, and fun. These students need a lot of love and they deserve every resource possible to help them be successful.

My Project

We are requesting diverse books that will help my students love reading. Our titles include books from the Who Was...? series, Roald Dahl set, Cam Jansen set, Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story, Chocolate Me and many more. I have many students that love to read, but I have noticed our classroom library needs some help. There is not a lot of diversity in our library. Most of our chapter books are of only two series and many of the children are bored of reading them.

My students need books that are relevant and that make them excited about reading.

I have a very curious class and many of the books selected are targeted towards answering their questions. We have read a Magic Tree House book together and now they all want to continue reading the series, but I only had one other book from the series. In addition to that, many students are curious about people and events so these topics will help to keep them interested. I hope all of my students will love reading and these books would help out tremendously.

Ms. Jones
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $100.38 1 $100.38
Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Paperback Book Boxed Set 2016 Edition • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Cam Jansen 6 Book Set (Mystery of the UFO, Mystery of the Monster Movie, Ghostly Mystery, First Day • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Who Was 5 Book Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Benjamin Franklin: Young Printer (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wilbur and Orville Wright: Young Fliers (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series) • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Young Pioneer (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Are the Summer Olympics? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Super Bowl? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Henry Ford: Young Man With Ideas (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
What Was the First Thanksgiving? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
What Was the March on Washington? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Don't Throw It to Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $2.96 1 $2.96
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $2.73 1 $2.73
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.51 1 $2.51

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