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Mrs. Byers from Alamo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Responsive Reading for All Students

Help me give my students a wide variety of multi-cultural books and experiences that will help them understand and appreciate the diverse world in which we live!

  • $966 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school has such an amazing group of kind, compassionate, clever students, and I am so fortunate to be able to get to know them all! We have a school full of some very eager readers, and I always enjoy matching students with that perfect book!

My Project

Our student body is so kind, compassionate, and inquisitive. It is a pleasure to work with them, in so many ways. I am excited to introduce this wide selection of books that teach about and celebrate so many cultures.

I am so looking forward to sharing these age-appropriate culturally diverse books with our students.

Books have such an amazing ability to transport readers to other times and places, and these books will provide such a powerful ride for our students. They will learn about the history of our country through both fictional and non-fictional accounts, and also be introduced to some ground-breaking figures who maybe they've never seen before. Through exposure to a variety of cultures and experiences, we can help our kids further develop their empathy and understanding of the world in which we live.

Thank you, to our school community, for supporting this project. Our school is so fortunate to have such an active, dedicated parent community, and I can't tell you how grateful I am to be a part of it!

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits • Amazon Business $19.18 1 $19.18
The Friendly Four • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
When Harriet Met Sojourner • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African American Experience (IVP Signature Collection) • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Michael's Golden Rules • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
Beautiful Blackbird (Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
The Moon Over Star • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
God Bless The Child: Best Of Billie Holiday • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
For You Are a Kenyan Child (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
For You Are a Kenyan Child (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Listeners (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Scary Stories for Young Foxes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Have a Dream, Too! (Joe Joe in the City) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory): The Story of Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Have a Dream, Too! (Joe Joe in the City) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Please, Puppy, Please • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My People (Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Please, Puppy, Please • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Precious and the Boo Hag (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Precious and the Boo Hag (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Wind Flyers • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Joe Louis, My Champion • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Skin Again • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Riding to Washington (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sweet Music in Harlem • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis the Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
No More!: Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Marvelous Mud House: A Story of Finding Fullness and Joy • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (A Big Words Book (5)) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sosu's Call • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Kwanzaa • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mama Panya's Pancakes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
This Jazz Man • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Thunder Rose • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Homemade Love [Board Book] • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sundiata: Lion King of Mali • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Please, Baby, Please (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
When Harriet Met Sojourner • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
An Apple for Harriet Tubman • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Island Counting 1 2 3 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Working Cotton • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Night on Neighborhood Street (Puffin Pied Piper) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lies and Other Tall Tales • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Coretta Scott • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$696.26

Vendor shipping charges

$19.95

State sales tax

$63.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$820.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.77

Total project goal

$965.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$965.13

14 Donors

-$481.60

Donations toward project cost

-$411.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.59

match offer

-$481.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$409.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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