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Mrs. Riley from Greenville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom

Help me give my students books that celebrate diversity so they can learn that everyone is unique in their own way.

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each year a new group full of fabulous first graders enter my door. My job is to provide them with the educational, emotional, and social tools to help them reach their full potential.

First graders come to school each day brimming with excitement and ready to learn.

Their enthusiasm is contagious and make each day fun. Each of my students is different and unique. They develop at different rates and in different ways. They are active, social, and love to explore.

My students thrive on praise and encouragement. I work hard each day to deliver specially designed instruction to accommodate students with a wide range of learning styles and needs.

My Project

It is so important for students to learn about diversity and appreciate that everyone is special in their own way. Our world is made up of many people who belong to different racial, cultural, and ethnic groups. When my students interact with others, it is vital that they understand that we all come from different backgrounds, and understanding those backgrounds will help us build relationships.

My students need read aloud books which celebrate different cultures, races, and ethnic groups.

When students are exposed to others and learn about how we are all different, they are better able to develop kindness and empathy. I also am fortunate enough to have students from various cultures and ethnic groups, and I would love to be able to have more read alouds where they are able to see people that look just like them.

I am educating the future leaders of our country and they need the opportunity to learn all about the people that make up our beautiful world.

Mrs. Riley
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Big Red Lollipop • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Best Part of Me Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Ticket Around the World • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Princess and the Warrior • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Priscilla and the Pink Planet • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Crayon Box that Talked • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Amelia's Road • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Green Frogs A Korean Folktale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Caribbean Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Round is a Mooncake A Book of Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Seeds of Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Families Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Games Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ramadan • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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