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Ms. M. from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Equity and Diversity Through Picture Books

My students need picture books to create equity and diverse perspectives.

  • $545 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard working and have the dream of improving their lives and their children's lives by working through adversity and graduating high school.

Coming from all walks of life, my students find themselves unified through having a second chance to break the cycle and make a better life for themselves and their children.

Determined to succeed, my students always go the extra mile to do their best to apply themselves and surpass the chain and struggles that try to hold them back.

My Project

There are many things in the world my students have never been exposed to. Many of my students are reluctant readers and have young children of their own.

Picture books are an excellent way to create equity and expose students to other cultures and perspectives.

These picture books are also a way for them to share the exposure of other cultures with their young children.

One activity we do in my class with picture books is comparing and contrasting the characters in the book to ourselves, to characters in other books, and to what is going on in the world. This helps build the student's ability to make connections between themselves, other texts, and the real world when reading chapter books.

Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
If Picasso Painted a Snowman • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Heroes for My Daughter • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Not Quite Narwhal • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
1: If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
La La La: A Story of Hope • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Samson: The Piranha Who Went to Dinner • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Unique and Wonderful: A Rhyming Picture Book for Children about Diversity that encourages Tolerance and discourages prejudice and racism • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Drop in my Drink: The Story of Water on Our Planet • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Heroes for My Son • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14

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