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Mrs. Gill from Raleigh NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse and Engaging Books Foster Literacy

My students need books that foster their developing literacy skills, and increase the variety of diverse, engaging titles available in the library collection.

  • $307 goal

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My Students

The students at this school, a Title I school in an urban area, come from a variety of backgrounds. We are a magnet elementary school with a new theme of play and ingenuity, and with that comes an increase in the number of ways in which students are able to explore, create and take risks in their learning.

The mission of the library is to support the academic growth of all students, develop & nurture an interest in books, and foster a life-long love of reading for enjoyment; and the vision is to create an environment where academics, play, creativity & ingenuity merge.

The collection is in need of titles which support the mission and vision of the library.

My Project

The titles in this project will go a long way towards increasing the diversity of the library's collection in several different areas. The biographies, such as Malcolm Little and Sonia Sotomayer will provide increased variety in the biography section, and the fiction titles such as Pashmina and When We Are Alone will allow for diversity to increase in the fiction section.

The picture books included in this project vary in topics and reading level, but all feature illustrations and characters who are representative of the diverse population which utilizes the library collection.

Let the Children March and Mae Among the Stars are just a few of the beautiful, engaging and high-quality stories that will be added to the collection thanks to this project.

Mrs. Gill
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
When I Was Eight • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
Red and Lulu • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
How to Be an Elephant • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Pashmina • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
When We Were Alone • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Am Loved • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
All the Way to Havana • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
King of the Sky • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The War I Finally Won • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

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