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Ms. B.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Captivate Young Minds with the Coretta Scott King Book Collection

The cost of 24 Coretta Scott King books from Barnes and Noble is $413, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Too often, we teachers struggle to find books that reflect our students' rich cultural heritage. I teach reading and language arts to fabulous fourth grade students at Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School in Compton, California. All of the students at our school are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Our student body is half African-American and half Latino/a. As a reading teacher, I try to expose my students to a wide variety of books that we can read and discuss to encourage critical thinking about our history and our world. The Coretta Scott King Books are a wonderful collection of books which have received an award given out annually to books by African-American authors and illustrators that show positive images about African-American lives, both real and fictional. With this set of books, my students will read about Thunder Rose, the girl who could lasso clouds, and Bessie Coleman, the woman who fulfilled her dream of becoming the first African-American pilot. I would love to have a collection of these books, with their beautiful pictures, themes, and messages of inspiration to use as read-alouds with my students throughout the year. These books will constitute a major component of my reading and character development curriculum, and I know my fourth graders will love learning and growing from this collection. Thank you in advance for your care and generosity.

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Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and True Tales Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $20.65 1 $20.65
Ashley Bryan's African Tales, Uh-Huh Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $20.65 1 $20.65
Remember: The Journey to School Integration Toni Morrison • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator), B. Moser (Illustrator), Earl B Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Ellington Was Not a Street Ntozake Shange, Kadir A. Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
People Could Fly: The Picture Book Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Beautiful Blackbird Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Goin' Someplace Special Patricia C. McKissack, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Thunder Rose Jerdine Nolen, Kadir A. Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Who Am I without Him?: A Short Story Collection about Girls and Boys in Their Lives Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles: Think of That! Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Rosa Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Freedom River Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers Javaka Steptoe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Only Passing through: The Story of Sojourner Truth Anne F. Rockwell, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Uptown Bryan Collier, Brian Collier • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Visiting Langston Willie Perdomo, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Skin I'm In Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Bronx Masquerade Nikki Grimes • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Legend of Buddy Bush Shelia P. Moses • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

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