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Ms. Abbey from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Children's Literature That Celebrates Diversity

Help me give my students children literature that showcases the diversity of our world and classroom and provides opportunities to have discourse in our classroom around identity, inequality, and how we can strive to be world changers!

  • $563 goal

This project expired on July 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher in the city of Detroit and I feel so honored to be a part of this learning community. My students come from all walks of life across the City of Detroit and our mission as a school is to provide an equitable education that will give all students a foundation of academic excellence and character development while fostering a love of learning and passion for exploring and fulfilling their extraordinary potential as learners, leaders, and world-changers.

My Project

Detroit. A City filled with so much hope and vision for a better future and world for all. I see this in my 2nd grade classroom.

I teach at a school whose mission and vision is to provide a world-class, equitable education that will give all students a foundation of academic excellence and character development while fostering a love of learning and passion for exploring and fulfilling their extraordinary potential as learners, leaders, and world-changers.

My classroom is filled with scholars from all different walks of life and experiences as residents of the City of Detroit. It is important to me as their educator to have books in our classroom that mirror that same diversity of our classroom and world and provide literature that creates opportunities to have conversations around identity and inequality and how we can collectively do our part as world-changers to make our communities and world a better place for all.

Ms. Abbey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
She Stood for Freedom • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
When the Beat Was Born DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Hip Hop Speaks to Children A Celebration of Poetry With a Beat • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Sitting Bull Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Dreamers • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Radiant Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lillian's Right to Vote A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malcolm Little The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harlem's Little Blackbird • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Trombone Shorty • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
What Would She Do? 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Armando and the Blue Tarp School • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Our Children Can Soar A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Uptown • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Earth under Sky Bear's Feet Native American Poems of the Land • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$441.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$478.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.40

Total project goal

$562.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$562.68

6 Donors

-$459.00

Donations toward project cost

-$390.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.85

match offer

-$103.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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