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Ms. Ladd from Laurel MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Responsive Children's Books

Help me give my students culturally responsive children's books in their classroom library.

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a Title 1 school that has a large population of Latinx and Black students. In my class, we love to read and I try to have a variety of books on hand to spark their interests! I'm sure you remember that moment as a child when you found a book that you loved and how much it excited you. Maybe you liked how the character on the front cover looked like you or had a similar experience to you.

I want my students to see themselves in the books that they read so that they'll be inspired and encouraged to be lifelong learners.

My Project

My goal is to have a classroom library that reflects the diversity of my students. Students will be able to browse our classroom library and see many books that feature both fictional and real-life people that look like them! According to a study done by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, out of 3,200 children books published in 2013 just 93 were about Black people. That's a little less than 3%.

The power of self-recognition in books will inspire students to become lifelong readers and encourage them to dream big!

Students will be able to learn about their history and build a deeper understanding of their community. This inclusion will help students feel more comfortable and open to learning in the classroom. We will also be able to use these books all year as examples when looking closely at structures of a story or topics such as biographies, historical fiction, and etc.

Ms. Ladd
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sulwe • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
I, Too, Am America • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Familyx92s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Hey Black Child • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Lola: Edicixf3n en espaxf1ol de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Alma y cxf3mo obtuvo su nombre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Soxf1adores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bad Hair Does Not Exist/Pelo Malo No Existe • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Quinito's Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
If I Ran For President • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

Materials cost

$372.49

Vendor shipping charges

$11.97

State sales tax

$22.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$442.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.07

Total project goal

$520.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.47

14 Donors

-$416.65

Donations toward project cost

-$361.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.00

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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