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Mrs. Y. from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity Through Picture Books

Help me give my students picture books that celebrate diversity, to be added to the school library shelves for checkout.

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at my elementary school are hardworking motivated students who love to learn and explore in the library. My school is a Title I school, which consists of students in grades PreK-5th grade. My school also hosts many special needs program, including programs for students with specific behavioral needs and mental and physical handicaps. Hands-on, meaningful learning is key to learning with all students, but especially those who may not get these opportunities at home. Donating to my project will mean the world to so many of my students!

My Project

I am a school librarian at a school that has many culturally diverse students, from many different ethnic and economic backgrounds. In the library, my goal is to not only celebrate those differences, but allow students to have books they can checkout that have characters that are just like them or just like their classmates.

By giving to this project, you will help me to create a culture of caring and empathy in my school that can only come from understanding ourselves and each other.

Also, imagine the excitement the students will have when they see someone just like them in the books they read!

Thank you so much for considering donating money to this project, which will allow me to add high quality picture books to my library shelf that will be loved by students for years to come!

Mrs. Y.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 500 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Name Jar (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Leila in Saffron • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Buddy Bench • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Lovely • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty (The World Around Us) • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
I'm Mixed! • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
How Do You Dance? • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93

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