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Mrs. Shelton from Monroe LA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brown! Just like me.

Help me give my students books about African American boys and girls just like them!

  • $265 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I have a very diverse group of third graders! They are amazing in their own way! Over 90% of my students are living in poverty, so purchasing school supplies is mostly impossible. With your assistance, I will be able to supply them with materials that will be conducive to everyday learning.

Even though my students are living in poverty, I believe they still should be able to receive a great education with great supplies and materials!

My students are awesome, and they should be able to show the world!

My Project

Since this is Black History Month, I would love to share stories with my students that have characters that look similar to them. It's one thing to show them characters their age, but to present a character that is the same race is a big deal.

The goal is to get students to read more, why not show them someone that favors them!

I want to add these few books to my library to encourage them to read more books and learn about historical figures from our past. Please help us.

Mrs. Shelton
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Day You Begin • MahoganyBooks $17.10 1 $17.10
I Am Enough • MahoganyBooks $17.10 1 $17.10
Fast Pitch • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Bunheads • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Black is a Rainbow Color • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Your Name is a Song • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
This is Your Time • MahoganyBooks $14.39 1 $14.39
New Kid • MahoganyBooks $11.69 1 $11.69
Brown Girl Dreaming • MahoganyBooks $9.89 1 $9.89
Whistle for Willie • MahoganyBooks $7.19 1 $7.19

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