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Mrs. Terry from Kansas City MO is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Culturally Relevant Classroom Library

My students need books for our classroom library that represent a culturally diverse world.

  • $509 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

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

My students come from a variety of backgrounds. They have a lot of challenges at home and in their life. Our school is in the urban core. I want to provide an environment that fosters a love of learning and a joy to come to school. I want my students to know that you can overcome anything in life by believing in yourself and working hard. I hope to give my students experiences and opportunities in our classroom that supersede their circumstances.

Each of my students has a unique set of challenges and needs to be a successful learner.

They face these challenges as a classroom community. I hope that these challenges bring them closer as both people and learners. A lot of their circumstances I cannot change, but I can give them a classroom full of choice and opportunity. That is why I am asking for books for our library to show them that there is more in our world. These materials will help them to see themselves in books and to be tolerant of other cultures too.

My Project

Having more books that show characters that look like my students will allow them to see that these characters could be them. We will be able to look at people of a variety of colors and backgrounds and study all the great things they accomplished. This project will allow me to incorporate culturally responsive texts into our classroom. My students will be able to read books that show more diverse cultures and people. They will also be able to see that tolerance of others uniqueness is key to making our world a better place. After all no one can ever take away what you read and learn.

Mrs. Terry
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
History's Who's Who - Biographies (10 Books) • AKJ Education $30.60 1 $30.60
I'm New Here • AKJ Education $12.37 2 $24.74
28 Days Moments in Black History that Changed the World • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Let Me Play The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
One Plastic Bag Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
At Ellis Island A History in Many Voices • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
She Touched the World Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Green Apple • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Youngest Marcher • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dolores Huerta A Hero to Migrant Workers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Four Feet, Two Sandals • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Side by Side / Lado a lado • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Moses When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Elizabeth Leads the Way Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Heaven • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
With Courage Seven Women Who Changed America • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Great Depression? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Braille? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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