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Mrs. Zatt from Hillsborough NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity: Building a Classroom Library

My students need books that allow them to see the beautiful diversity in our world.

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are, in a word: amazing. They are energetic, passionate, and creative. Sometimes, their energy can be hard to match! They certainly keep me on my toes and it's never a dull moment.

These 17 kids make my world brighter each and every day.

They enjoy all aspects of school from reading and writing to math and recess. They are problem solvers and future world changers.

Each and every one of them has an incredible, bright future ahead of them and I look forward to celebrating their future accomplishments.

My Project

Our classrooms are beautifully diverse in so many ways, yet over 75% of the books in typical classroom libraries feature characters that are neither racially or culturally diverse. I am on a mission to change this in my classroom library

These new books will allow me to build an all-inclusive classroom library that allows my students to read stories that include all different types of people.

The books will mirror themselves, their friends, and the many people throughout our world. The books probably won't even make it into our classroom library, because as soon as we open the box, they'll be moving straight to students' book boxes for independent reading. I can already imagine the excitement on their faces in even my most struggling readers. They may even encourage those unexcited readers to be more voracious readers. Now who wouldn't want that?

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sugar Plum Ballerinas Box Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The New Kid: The Carver Chronicles, Book Five • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Curlilocks and the Three Pink Pandas • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
June Peters, You Will Change The World One Day • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Case of the Haunted History Museum (Museum Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Case of the Missing Museum Archives (Museum Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Grandmother's Dreamcatcher • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Lu, Brave and True • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Lu, Star of the Show • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) (Bobby Vs Girls) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Nikki and Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter: Nikki and Deja, Book Three • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
The Case of the Stolen Space Suit (Museum Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Ruby and the Booker Boys #1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27

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