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Ms. Ball from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Change the Books: Increase Representation

Help me give my students books that depict their identity, culture, language, and communities. This project is a sample of books that are Spanish/English and include characters of color.

  • $488 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am privileged to work with a group of innovative, curious, and determined students. Some are learning to have conversations with friends and others are learning to say "no." They are a tapestry of experiences, strengths, and needs. They teach me more than I teach them.

We learn together to build friendships, self-efficacy, and meaningful skills.

At our elementary school, we believe in providing learning through functional activities that will prepare scholars for the next step of their journeys. We believe in celebrating all accomplishments and accessing general education in individual ways. We love to explore with all our senses, dance to silly songs, and see how quickly we can finish challenging games.

My Project

As a white person, I grew up and continue to live with the privilege of constantly seeing my culture, identity, language, and community represented in books. I was able to constantly connect and relate to the stories I read in and out of school. This is not okay. The books that fill my library continue to be white-dominated and animal dominated and that is not reflective of the students I work with.

My students need to feel empowered, heard, respected, validated, and interested when they read books; one way this happens is through books they can relate to.

Some of these books are Spanish or bilingual, as my elementary school is dual language, some are board books to allow access points for those with emerging literacy skills and center around children of color. I will use these books to teach language skills and to take a step towards my students taking up space in their community.

Ms. Ball
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
At the Mountain's Base • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Be Kind • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
In the Town All Year 'Round: (Illustrated Classics for Kids, Illustrated Kids Books, Early Readers Book) • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
La luz de Lucía (Lucy's Light) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
TouchThinkLearn: Homes • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK! • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Loteria: First Words / Primeras Palabras (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Life of - La Vida De Ritchie (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Zapata: Colors - Colores (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Tres Reyes Magos: Colors - Colores (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Brown Bear and Friends) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Cuauhtémoc: Shapes - Formas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Evita: Opposites - Opuestos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Lucha Libre: Anatomy - Anatomia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Un Elefante: Numbers- Numeros (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The Life of/La Vida De Celia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Guadalupe: First Words - Primeras Palabras (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
All Around Us • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Buenas noches, Gorila (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
La llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Counting With -Contando Con Frida (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Where Is? - Donde Esta? El Chavo: A Bilingual Hide-And-Seek Book (Where Is? El Chavo/ Donde Esta?) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Around The World With - Alrededor Del Mundo Con Cantinflas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Life of - La Vida De Selena (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Singing - Cantando De Colores: A Bilingual Book of Harmony (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
¿Dónde está Spot? • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Yard Sale • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes/Cabeza, Hombros, Piernas, Pies (Dual Language Baby Board Books- English/Spanish) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$348.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.18

Total project goal

$487.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.87

4 Donors

-$180.00

Donations toward project cost

-$166.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

match offer

-$291.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$248.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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