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Ms. Shea from Seattle WA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating a Garden of Geniuses Through Literacy

Help me give my students books that reflect who they are and help cultivate their genius.

  • $374 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I work as an Elementary School Social Worker with students who are predominantly from low-income refugee and immigrant families. Many of them have had to deal with a lot of adversity. Each day I am amazed by their resilience and desire to learn and grow.

My Project

The books that I am requesting will be used to enhance my office library of books about BIPOC children. At this school, more than 80% of the students are Black, Asian and Hispanic, and more than 66% come from low-income households.

Students will be able to check out the books and read them independently, or read them with me.

Being able to read books that reflect students' diverse ethnic background will help build our school community and enhance students' self-esteem, as well as promote my students ability to be their authentic selves.

Ms. Shea
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ada Twist, Scientist • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
I Believe I Can • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Change Sings • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Hair Love • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
M Is for Melanin A Celebration of the Black Child • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Bunheads • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
I Am Every Good Thing • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
Black Boy Joy • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
This is Your Time • MahoganyBooks $14.39 1 $14.39
New Kid • MahoganyBooks $11.69 1 $11.69
Brown Girl Dreaming • MahoganyBooks $9.89 1 $9.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • MahoganyBooks $8.99 1 $8.99

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