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Ms. Cross from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for a Diverse Class!

Help me give my students culturally diverse books to help promote diversity in the classroom!

  • $256 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching 30 marvelous third graders in an inclusion classroom. My school is a Title I school located in Indianapolis, Indiana. About 81% of our students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Our students live in low socioeconomic neighborhoods and often need extra support.

Despite the many challenges my students face, they come to school ready to learn!

My goal is to help develop students into lifelong learners who are ambitious about setting and meeting goals.

My Project

I want to make sure my class library is reflective of the students that are in my classroom. Books serve as mirrors and windows! Diverse children's books will allow my students a chance to reflect on their own lives and learn about the lives of others. These books open up the door to great discussion and new understanding.

Every student deserves to see themselves in the books that they read.

My students are more engaged and excited to read when they are able to make personal connections with the characters.

By helping to fund this project, you will help my students grow as readers, thinkers, and good citizens!

Ms. Cross
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Freedom School, Yes! • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Library Book: Grandfather Counts (Avenues) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Home at Last • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Back of the Bus • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Two Mrs. Gibsons • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
White Water • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Brick by Brick • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
New Shoes • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $2.50 1 $2.50

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