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Mrs. Sullivan from Carson CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Collection

My students need over 20 different books from the collections of award winners, including "A Chance to Shine" and "Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea".

  • $351 goal

This project expired on October 9, 2010.

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My Students

Some of the best written and most up to date books are awarded Caldecott Medals or recognition of achievement by Coretta Scott King. I would love for my students to have the opportunity to read some of these non-fiction, historical, and multi-cultural depictions of people and events.

I teach second grade in an urban public school.

The district is entirely made up of African American and Hispanic students who need more images of themselves portrayed in the books they read. The school does not provide assistant with building classroom libraries, although we are required to have one. As I look for timeless books that will speak to the variety of readers I have found some truly inspiring books in these award winning collections.

My Project

I have picked a little over twenty of some of the most colorful and impressive picture books. I have found many in hardback and can't wait to see how the students will be engaged. The books include subject matter like the lost boys of Sudan, the Civil Right Movement, biographies, and poetry. These texts can be used as a starting point for writing narratives or reflections. I could also intertwine them into lessons on history and seasons like Black History Month in February. These books are a treasure we would be fortunate to receive.

I hope by providing these beautiful pieces of literature students will come to learn more about their history and the roles many people of color have had in forming our country.

I want to instill pride through an awareness and recognition that there is a wide range of stories to be read.

Mrs. Sullivan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Road to Paris Nikki Grimes • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Red Rose Box Brenda Woods, Brenda Woods (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Carole Boston Weatherford, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad (Editor), David Roessel (Editor), Benny Andrews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
Locomotion Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Blacker the Berry: Poems Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Thunder Rose Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Becoming Billie Holiday Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles: Think of That! Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane Carole Boston Weatherford, Sean Qualls (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.76 1 $13.76
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope Nikki Grimes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Mary Williams, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57
The People Could Fly: The Picture Book Leo Dillon, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.61 1 $14.61
I Have a Sister, My Sister Is Deaf Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
A Chance to Shine Allen Shamblin, Steve Seskin, R. Christie (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Coretta Scott Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.61 1 $14.61
My People Langston Hughes, Charles R. Smith Jr. (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
All the World Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.94 1 $10.94
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson, Susan L. Roth (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
The Curious Garden Peter Brown • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Gracias/Thanks Pat Mora, John Parra (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.27 1 $12.27

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