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Ms. Admasu from Decatur GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Diverse Library for My Kinders!

Help me give my students books to give my students a diverse classroom library.

  • $284 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If you were to walk through my classroom door you could find a rug filled with 5 year old faces that mirrors countries from around the world. My students' families come from India, Syria, Burma, South Korea, Japan, Somalia, Mexico, and many other countries from around the globe. Some have immigrated and other have come to our area to seek refuge.

My students speak different home languages, represent different cultures, and made their way to the International Community School through different paths, but all students have in common a sense of open- mindedness and community.

While we have our differences, we all have a love for learning. I agree with Dr. Asa Hilliard when he said “I have never encountered any children in any group who are not geniuses. There is no mystery on how to teach them. The first thing you do is treat them like human beings and the second thing you do is love them.” My students are loved by myself and our community. Each day they are given opportunities to learn in a loving, supportive, and exciting environment.

My Project

My students come from all parts of the world, and need a classroom library that tells their stories. I have chosen books about kids from Somalia, India, Afghanistan, Iraq and the US so that each child recognizes themselves in these books. My students reading levels vary from A-F and these books cater to all kinds of students, including my struggling and gifted readers.

Your contribution will make a significant impact on these children's reading, engagement with words and overall literacy.

My students will be able to read every day, and read about kids who are like them!

We already have a library space in our classroom & a volunteer who will label and sort these books. All are eagerly awaiting are these books!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
Red Paper 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 50 Pack, by Better Office Products, Matte Texture, Letter Size Paper Folders, 50 Pack, with 3 Metal Prong Fastener Clips, RED • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Wooden Reading Blocks | [5] Sets of Fun, Educational Spinning Alphabet Manipulative Blocks for Children w/ Easy-Grip Handles | STEM & Montessori Approved Toy for Pre-Kindergarten Boys & Girls Gift • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Say Something • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Huiee Counting Sticks Wood Toy Math Manipulatives Wooden Number Cards Counting Rods Kids Preschool Educational Toys • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

Materials cost

$194.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.58

Total project goal

$283.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.88

5 Donors

-$275.94

Donations toward project cost

-$241.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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