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Mrs. Daniels from Cherry Hill NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Characters Like Me!

My students need books with diverse characters, whose families and experiences match their own.

  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are voracious readers and diverse learners! They are diverse in their reading preferences, their learning styles, and their cultural backgrounds. They love exploring new series, new authors, and new topics, and are especially excited when provided with regular opportunities to share what they are reading and get suggestions from me via weekly book talks.

We need diverse books because seeing a reflection of who you are allows you to understand who you can be.

I want the books in the classroom library to be a source of enjoyment, exposure to new ideas, and inspiration to my students. They deserve it!

My Project

Our classroom library is filled with a variety of titles of interest to my students, but it lacks books with characters who look like and come from the same places as my students. The books I am requesting were selected using resources recommended by We Need Diverse Books, an organization that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

I want my students to see themselves in the books they read.

I want my students to find diverse characters to whom they can relate. As future leaders and global citizens, I want my students to be inspired and empowered by the characters they are exposed to every day.

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 41 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ahimsa • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Book Uncle and Me • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Indian Shoes • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Karma Khullar's Mustache • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Escape from Aleppo • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
All of the Above • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong: book one • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning: book two • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Taking Sides • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Tia Lola Saved the Summer (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Birchbark House • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Kimchi & Calamari • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Boys without Names • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Junebug • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
The Year of the Fortune Cookie (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
The Turtle of Oman • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Gaby, Lost and Found: A Wish Novel • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Junebug in Trouble • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Year of the Three Sisters (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Year of the Garden (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine: Drama Queen • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don't Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Extra Credit • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
The Skirt (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) (Bobby Vs Girls) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Eagle Song (Puffin Chapters) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $4.41 1 $4.41

Materials cost

$359.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.67

Total project goal

$464.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.44

9 Donors

-$294.68

Donations toward project cost

-$261.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.22

Matching donations from our partners

-$156.84

Match offers toward project cost

-$133.31

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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