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Mrs. Lockwood from Key West FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Deep Dive Into Diverse Books

Help me give my students diverse books that they will be excited to read.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are excited to be learning, engaging, and interacting in a pivotal year. They are the sweetest students and they are always wanting to help others. We are a Title I school where 54% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. This doesn't hinder any of my scholars from doing their best!

The JOY of learning RADIATES from these scholars!

"Look at these new books!" my students exclaim every time we add books to our classroom library. We are a community school with a growing English Language Learner population. Our classroom is lucky enough to have students from Haiti, Cuba, and Uzbek. Despite the economic challenges my students face at home, they bring an abundance of joy and energy through our door daily.

Despite the challenge of a high stakes testing grade, my students are always eager to learn, explore, and engage. They thirst for experiences that make them even more engaged. They are loving of each other and are always helping each other strive for excellence. I am blessed with the task to provide this class with creative, active, engaging and quality opportunities.

My Project

My students love finding a great new book in our class library. We are continuing to focus on finding diverse books that engage even your most reluctant reader. I'm requesting a variety of books including Rolling Thunder, The Roots of Rap, Bilal Cooks Daal, and many more.

These books will give my students the opportunity to find books with diversity and see themselves represented through the books.

With students from a variety of backgrounds, I want them to find books that they can connect with.

I can't wait to read the next book!! My students exclaim when they find a book that they connect with. The variety of books will encourage even the most hesitant reader. What the third grader wouldn't think Jingle Dancer is a great book. Her Fearless Run will inspire a student to become a runner.

I can't wait to see the look on each student's face when these new treasures arrive.

Mrs. Lockwood
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jingle Dancer • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Bilal Cooks Daal • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
What Is Given from the Heart • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Always Anjali • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Rolling Thunder • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The President Sang Amazing Grace: A Book About Finding Grace After Unspeakable Tragedy • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Imagine • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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