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Mrs. T. from Ashland WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books Building Character & Love For All

My students need diverse books to help them build understanding and love for all people.

  • $403 goal

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My Students

In our district, more than three-quarters of students are from low-income households with many qualifying for free or reduced lunch. We need support in purchasing diverse books to enable us to better understand ourselves and the world.

My young students need a variety of diverse books to allow them to use the books as mirrors, windows, and doors creating and instilling love and acceptance for all people.

These books will allow students to begin to understand lives and feelings that are unlike their own.

My Project

Having diverse books to read and share will help to enable my students to better understand people and their lives or feelings. By reading books about things that students have not experienced, or do not understand it creates a window or door into a different time in history, different feelings, or lives that are different than their own.

A quote from the book "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers- "I know that we don't look the same; our skin, our eyes, our hair, our frame- But that does not dictate our worth- We both have places here on Earth- We are all here for a purpose- We are more than enough- We just need to believe it."

These books focus on a variety of topics including; building character by talking about filling peoples' buckets, including everyone, standing up against bullies, understanding bullies, understanding anxiety, believing in yourself, imagination, and refugees. Other topics include how women changed history, desegregation, residential schools, Civil Right's Movement, and others.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Square Cat • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Love • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Sometimes You Fly • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Not a Number • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Thunder Rose • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36

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