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Ms. Christensen from Alexandria VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Better Classroom Library

Help me give my students books that represent themselves and the world they live in.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After a loooonnnggg year of virtual and hybrid learning, my 2nd graders are ready for a normal year! They are excited about hands-on activities, group work, and accessing our classroom library.

My students have been missing out on easily-accessible, physical books to read this year.

It has been a challenge for us to engage in independent reading with fidelity, an activity that is vital to students' reading success! I have a class full of eager learners who are reading to grow their reading skills!

My Project

My ultimate goal as an educator is to instill a great love of books and reading in all my students. My very favorite part of any day is when we do read-alouds together. I am even more excited for our read-aloud time in the new school year.

With students finally back in the building, we will be able to have exciting and enriching discussions!

Whenever I introduce a new topic, I always look to a great picture book to help me. The books in this project will guide and aid our discussions. Many of these books will share new concepts, experiences, and cultures with my students. Helping my students expand their understanding of the world and others around them is of critical importance.

Ms. Christensen
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Ruth and the Green Book • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Ruby, Head High: Ruby Bridge's First Day of School • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend of Friendship and Sacrifice • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
When Lola Visits • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
I Talk Like a River • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Nana Akua Goes to School • Amazon Business $16.43 1 $16.43
Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day • Amazon Business $15.64 1 $15.64
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Tomatoes for Neela • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Camping Trip • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Swashby and the Sea • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Race Cars: A children's book about white privilege • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Walking Eagle: The Little Comanche Boy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
The Night the Animals Danced: A Guatemalan Folktale • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
My Two Blankets • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Lila and the Crow • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hands Up! • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89

Materials cost

$464.32

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.17

Total project goal

$594.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.44

2 Donors

-$594.44

Donations toward project cost

-$505.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.17

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$0.00

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