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Mrs. May from Leavittsburg OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for a Brighter Tomorrow

My students need a more diverse classroom library to promote acceptance, understanding, and kindness.

  • $293 goal

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My Students

Each school year brings many opportunities for my students and me to learn together! I am a fifth year teacher, eager to face the challenges and reap the rewards of teaching in a public school. My kiddos come from a background of high poverty. We are a Title I school, and nearly 80% of our population qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. Despite these challenges, our school has been rated "Excellent" by the state of Ohio.

Many of my students come to school without full bellies, supplies, or educational background knowledge.

Still, what they do come to school with each day is priceless: a strong desire to learn and grow. As a teacher, I not only provide them with content knowledge, but school supplies, a developing love of learning, and sometimes, even their basic needs.

In each one of my students, I see great potential and endless possibilities. By helping with this project, you're helping my students reach their many goals!

My Project

Today's public school classrooms are made up of learners from diverse backgrounds and home lives. One of my major goals for this school year is to continue to provide books and other resources that not only represent my students, but expose them to different peoples around our country and world. Including more diverse texts in my classroom library is the perfect way to make our world a little smaller and brighter.

For many, school may be the first experience students have to embrace other races, religions, and cultures; I want to be a part of that journey.

The stories of diversity I've chosen for this project teach valuable lessons of respect and understanding. By helping with this project, you will be fostering classroom conversations that will help my firsties better understand each other and our world. This literature is sure to help my kiddos become kinder and more considerate children, paving the way to a better future!

I have requested many diverse children's book as well as a bluetooth microphone to ensure our positive messages are heard and to give students confidence in speaking about their backgrounds. I have carefully selected books that are appropriate and engaging for my young learners. Thank you for considering a donation to my classroom!

Mrs. May
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone,3-in-1 Portable Handheld karaoke Mic Home Party Birthday Speaker Machine for iPhone/Android/iPad/Sony, PC and All Smartphone(Rose Gold) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
And So Much More • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Love Is Love • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Jameon's Closet • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55

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