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Ms. Ogro from Richmond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Relevant Books!

Help me give my students books that are relevant to their own lives where they will be able to see characters who reflect who they are!

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is filled with students who are funny, passionate, and ready to learn! They are always asking questions and finding ways to learn more. Most students are considered low income and come to school with many needs. Since a significant amount of my students are behind grade level, there is a greater need for me to differentiate instruction in order for everyone to be able to access the academics in school. The majority of my students are English Language Learners, which makes having the correct materials and books even more important.

It is my passion to provide my students with a place where they are safe, known, and heard.

I want my students to leave my classroom knowing their opinions matter and they have the ability to have an impact on the world. I love to incorporate my passion for social justice into my teaching in order to empower my students and encourage them to be critical thinkers who will stand up for themselves and others.

My Project

It is so common for childrens' books to be filled with the same types of characters, most of which don't reflect the students who are in my classroom. Students aren't able to relate to a lot of the characters they read about, because their lives are so different in one way or another.

I want my students to be able to see themselves in the books that are in our classroom.

They should be reading books where they can see themselves in the characters and be inspired by the people they are reading about. I hope to be able to provide a classroom library that the students believe represents who is in our classroom.

Ms. Ogro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $18.20 1 $18.20
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
The United States v. Jackie Robinson • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
The Other Side • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
This Is It • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Be Kind • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
Why Are They Kneeling? (Courageous Kid Series) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Betty Before X • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ella Fitzgerald (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Pippi Longstocking • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Secret Recipe (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Beach Trip (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Katie Woo, We Love You! • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65

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