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Ms. Creevan from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library for 5th Grade

My students need a classroom library with books appealing to their various cultures and interests.

  • $521 goal

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My Students

I will be teaching a class of 33- 5th graders at a school in South Sacramento beginning this August. The students that will be in my class live in a highly diverse community. Many students speak English as a second or third language.

In 5th grade, students will be exploring the world through literature, science, math, art, and history.

We will be diving into studies on past injustices, character development, and the impact of human behavior on the world both historically and presently.

My Project

I am entering my first year teaching 5th grade in Sacramento, California. The students that will be in my class this year are often underrepresented in classroom libraries. I want to provide my students with an enriched library, representing as many unique aspects of my students’ individual cultures and experiences as possible.

Diverse books act as both mirrors, reflecting one's own experiences and identity, as well as windows for students to observe and learn from experiences unlike their own.

The books that I have chosen on this list will allow for high quality conversation within and beyond the classroom. They represent the complex identities and experiences of many of the students in my class, which will allow for heightened conversation in the classroom and opportunities for students to learn empathy and appreciation for the experiences of others.

Ms. Creevan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 34 $176.46
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 6 $33.54
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Star of Fear, Star of Hope • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
¡Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Encounter (Voyager Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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