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Dr. Bennett from Riverside CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrate Women!

Help me give my students books that celebrate women around the world and can be accessed by various levels of readers.

  • $214 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

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 an amazing group of students who love to read! Reading is a huge part of their lives! I have already shared my classroom library with them, and are they excited! I have never seen a group of students who would rather read than do other activities.

I also have a very diverse group of students who are reading at varying levels, from beginning readers all the way to college preparatory readers.

Needless to say, it is more essential this year than most years that they have at their immediate disposal to a vast library with books that span from beginning readers to proficient readers. I also know that they have a plethora of interests so I want to provide students with books to read at their leisure that vary in level as well as interest.

My Project

My objective as an educator is to make sure that all students are exposed to people from all walks of life and with varying perspectives. As we prepare for Women's History Month in March, I want to take the time to provide reading materials that are engaging, exciting, and that students can read regardless of their reading level. I also want more materials that are appropriate for read alouds!

Whenever I bring a new "Who was/Who is" book in my class, the crowd goes wild!

I never though a series of books could provide such joy in my class. And, in examining the books and the content, I find them to be historically accurate and a springboard for further study. Since my students are so enamored with these books, I have have decided to add them to my instructional program. Much of what my students do in class is research and inquiry. I want them to be able to not only address specific research questions, but to develop their own. I want them to be excited about next steps. However, in order to do that, the first step is critical. The first step must provide academic safety and freedom. The design of these materials provides that.

For this campaign, I have selected books about the complex lives of women. Both boys and girls need to be aware of the many contributions of the women in the books selected, and the "Who was/Who is" books provides access for all. I know that my students will be overjoyed to receive their books and to delve into the histories of amazing women who changed the world, and think of ways that they, too, can stand with these women and enact change.

Dr. Bennett
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Marie Antoinette? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Dolly Parton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Selena? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Oprah Winfrey? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Abigail Adams? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

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