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Mrs. B. from Gretna LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for 2nd Grade

My students need diverse books on civil rights, slavery, and true American Heroes.

  • $449 goal

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My Students

I teach two English Language Arts classes for 2nd grade and every day is a new adventure. In my classroom, I strive to create an environment where students are engaged and think critically.

My students are always eager and ready to learn for the day.

100% of students receive free breakfast and lunch. Our students come from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and opportunities. Our diversity allows us to have a wide array of experiences which can be drawn upon by creating an engaging classroom environment where all students are able to focus and thrive. Student success is our number one priority.

Many of my students enjoying reading and are always asking for silent reading time. I love to see their excitement for reading and they are always motivating me to be the best I can because they deserve the best!

My Project

These books will be used in individual lessons as anchor texts to teach students about great American heroes who stood up for the rights of others.

Our students need more diverse books to teach them about the history and those who fought for civil rights, against slavery and did extraordinary things that set the path for us to have a better life for everyone.

We would also like to do a novel study on Jackie Robinson. This book will interest both boys and girls and help teach about the civil rights movement. It will give each child a special meaning of how hard Jackie Robinson had to overcome just because he was an African American. How he was able to be one of the best baseball players of our time.

Mrs. B.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 42 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 40 $174.80
JFK • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Clara Barton • AKJ Education $4.59 2 $9.18
Helen Keller • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
First Flight The Story of the Wright Brothers • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story My True Story • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Scholastic Reader Level 3: When I Grow Up: Sally Ride • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman The Story of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82

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