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Mrs. Gurney from Gibraltar MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity with Books

Help me give my students diverse books in which they can relate to culturally and personally to improve their own interests in reading.

  • $163 goal

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My Students

I teach 30 fourth grade students. They are very energetic and we are moving constantly. The future of the world is in my classroom today!

My students are leaders, authors, explorers, creators, scientists, readers, artists, and more!

We have created a safe space where all learners can feel welcome and accepted.

While I set high expectations for my students, we work together to create a classroom constitution that we all will agree to commit to. While our routine and expectations are a big focus, we sometimes need a bit more to help us stay on track.

My Project

"We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too." I believe that literature allows us to learn about the world through other people's perspectives. This is so important, especially for children growing up in a world where there are so many differences.

Through books and lessons, students learn to recognize and feel pride in their identities and trust that they can all aspire to become anything they want to be.

The possibilities are endless for students that feel represented, acknowledged, respected, and uplifted through the books available to them in their classroom library

I would like to expand my classroom library so that students have more opportunities to see themselves and learn about others from books.

Mrs. Gurney
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 30 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Uncle Bobby's Wedding (2020) • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Fairy Science • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Mixed Me! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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