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Ms. Shanker from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Engaged Global Citizens Through Literature

My students need high-quality books like, One of Those Days, Along a Long Road, and many other to act as windows and mirrors.

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Pre-k teacher in a low-income, urban school district, I have found that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I promise to provide my students with the high-quality education they deserve, rich with creative and meaningful learning experiences in a classroom environment that is safe and welcoming to all.

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.

My Project

Take a moment to think back to when you were a student. What kinds of texts did you have access to in your classroom and school library? What stories were being told? Who was telling them? Most critically, who was being left out?

My students need high-quality books like, One of Those Days, Along a Long Road, and many others.

Books should act as both windows into the worlds of others and mirrors, a reflection of one's own identity and experiences.

The importance of diversity in literature is even more critical when considering the demographics of my students. In this vein, I've developed a library wish list with books that center around themes of identity, diversity, emotions & feelings, and friendship & kindness. Students will have the opportunity to listen to these books during story time and read them independently throughout the day.

Ms. Shanker
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Along a Long Road • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Take Away the A • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Today • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
The Dinner That Cooked Itself • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Stella Brings the Family • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Janine. • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Over the Ocean • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
The One Day House • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Windows • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
One of Those Days • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Tough Guys Have Feelings Too • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
At the Same Moment, Around the World • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Spoon • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Exclamation Mark • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Wish You More • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The OK Book • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
I Scream! Ice Cream!: A Book of Wordles • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Homes in Many Cultures (Life Around the World) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Ladder to the Moon • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
How Are You Peeling? (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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