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Mrs. Fausett from Bigfork MT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity

Help me give my students a beautiful diverse library filled with stories from different cultures and walks of life.

  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My community is nestled in the woods along the pristine banks of a beloved lake. Often times overlooked by travelers, we pride ourselves on lending a helping hand to neighbors and raising our children in the ways of community service and gratitude. Our school reflects this ideology in the way we raise our students to care for each other through respect and honesty.

We want to prepare our students to be 21st-century citizens by teaching them core competencies such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration through STEM and STEAM based lessons.

Our goal is to remember and use the cornerstones of the past to help us navigate our future. Embracing a 21st-century learning model requires us to create learners who take intellectual risks, foster resilient learning dispositions, and nurture school communities where everyone is a learner.

My Project

In a world where we can encourage our children to be anything, let's encourage them to be inclusive. Let's encourage them to be diverse. Let's encourage them to be proud of their culture.

In a study done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 50% of children books published in 2018 depicted Caucasian kids as the main character, 27% animals/other, 10% African/African American, 7% Asian Pacific Islander, Asian Pacific American, 5% Latinx, and 1% American Indian/First Nation/Native.

As educators, we need to be intentional when choosing the texts that our young students come in contact with. Not only do we want our kids to see themselves in our classroom stories, but we should also want our books to inspire inquisitive minds to be curious and ask questions. I plan to use these stories throughout the year to celebrate different cultures and bring an awareness to the beauty within our class.

Mrs. Fausett
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mixed Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Be Kind (Be Kind, 1) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
10,000 Dresses • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Ohana Means Family • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stepping Stones • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Taste of Colored Water • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Shaking Things Up • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal • AKJ Education $13.27 1 $13.27
The Proudest Blue • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Just Ask! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Aloha is... • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
The Princess and the Warrior • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Bread, Bread, Bread (Foods of the World) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everybody Serves Soup (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everybody Brings Noodles (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everybody Bakes Bread (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World (Global Fund for Children Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Houses and Homes (Around the World Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Everybody Cooks Rice (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Whispering Town • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Round is a Mooncake • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Storm Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Two Homes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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