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Mrs. Young from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrate Diversity Through Books

Help me give my students a collection of books that celebrate the unique and diverse backgrounds that are seen throughout our community.

  • $600 goal

This project expired on October 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a very creative, active and eager to learn bunch of third graders in an urban school district in Ohio. My number one goal as a teacher is to build a classroom community where each and every student feels welcome and safe to take the risks needed to become the best learner that they can be.

Risk, trust, challenge, cooperation, and problem-solving are the five core values that the staff, and students of our school teach, learn and live by every day.

By teaching these core values from an early age we are building a community of learners and leaders who will not only support one another but also challenge each other to reach for the stars and be change makers.

My Project

I am lucky to be able to spend my days with a very diverse group of students from all over the world. Our school has a large ELL (English Language Learners) population where each student brings many unique experiences to our classroom. We often have students who come to us not knowing how to speak English and we welcome them with open arms. As a third grade teacher, I start building our classroom community on the very first day of school. We talk about what makes each of us special and unique and we learn how to appreciate and celebrate the diversity within our classroom. The current book selection in our classroom does not have books that represent our newest students and where they come from in the world.

With the purchase of these new books, my students will see characters that look like themselves and they will be able to relate to many of the same challenges faced by the characters in the books.

They will hear stories about children going through many of the same situations that they are going through. As a class we will read and discuss how to celebrate and accept those that our different than ourselves. Through our discussions around these books we will focus on how to stand up for what is right and support those in need. Some of the books focus on different religious celebrations celebrated by some of our students, living in poverty, speaking a different language, immigrating from another country, women scientist, and how to make others feel welcome and respected.

Mrs. Young
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where Oliver Fits • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty (The World Around Us) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Different is Awesome • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Boy & the Bindi • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Be Kind • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Be Kind • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Let Me Finish! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58

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