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Mrs. Fairfield from Grand Jct CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity and Understanding the World Through Picture Books

My students need diverse picture books to help them better understand the world around them and see themselves in literature and to help develop compassion, confidence, and curiosity as they read!

  • $529 goal

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My Students

My students are full of curiosity, enthusiasm, creativity, and wonder! They come in every day excited to learn, constantly asking questions and discovering new things about the world around them. They are eager to seek solutions to relevant challenges they face in the 21st century.

Books foster confidence, resilience, and empathy in readers.

The texts students encounter lead to rich conversation, new learning, and deeper community. It is my goal as a third grade teacher to keep my students safe, build caring relationships with them, and help them grow. I want to encourage each child's love for learning and help them become confident, capable, compassionate world citizens.

My Project

With these books in our classroom library, students will be able to see themselves reflected in the books they read and be able to learn about people from diverse backgrounds. This will give students both mirrors and windows into the world, enabling them to self-reflect and read about lives different from their own as they discover their place in school and the world.

Books are powerful tools for empowering students and building their confidence as well as encouraging compassion and empathy.

I want my students to have the opportunity to encounter a variety of books during read-aloud and independent reading. Texts such as The Word Collector, We're All Wonders, and Girl Running celebrate and explore diverse people from across history and topics like persistence, friendship, acceptance, poverty, kindness, and more. With these books added to our classroom library, students will be able to grow as readers and as confident and compassionate world citizens!

Mrs. Fairfield
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $15.42 1 $15.42
Girl Running • Amazon Business $15.42 1 $15.42
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Love • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
It'S Back To School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around The World • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Going Places • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

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