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Mrs. Thompson from Portland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Characters That Look Like Me!

Help me give my students books that have characters that look like them.

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture adorable smiling faces, a boatload of energy, and an eagerness to learn as well as to share all of their own life experiences then you'll know what it looks like to walk into our classroom each day. I have the great pleasure of having a very diverse population of students in our classroom, each very unique in learning style and academic capabilities.

Maine is home to a diverse culture and a wide range of socioeconomic statuses which are seen throughout the city and in each one of the classrooms.

We have a high percentage of students who receive free or reduced-price lunch. All students need to have a community that supports them, enables them to be themselves, and fosters skills and tools for successful learning.

My Project

Have you ever picked up a book, looked at the cover, saw yourself in one of the characters and then had to read the book? I know I've done that a million times as a young reader, getting hooked by the character on the cover of the book. I'd like all my readers to have the ability to see themselves in the characters they read about and the illustrations they look at. Currently, my classroom library is lacking this diversity. Please help me obtain more books that have characters that look like the students in my classroom.

As my classroom becomes more diversified every year so should the books my students have access to.

Help my classroom library equally represent ALL of my students.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Sleepover Scientist #3 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two (2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Dancing Queen #4 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Kick It, Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
On Top of the World (Pedro) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Pass the Ball, Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
The Clubhouse (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$109.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.94

Total project goal

$172.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.92

1 Donor

-$87.00

Donations toward project cost

-$73.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.05

match offer

-$85.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$73.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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