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Mrs. Cessac from Port Arthur TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for a Diverse Classroom!

My students need diverse books such as I Am Enough, Let the Children March, and Hidden Figures to make my classroom library well-rounded for all children!

  • $441 goal

This project expired on December 6, 2018.

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My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income school district affected by Hurricane Harvey. My students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom, and the hurricane has only elevated the difficulties they face. Onehundred percent of my students receive free breakfast and lunch at my Title I school in Port Arthur, Texas.

Even though many of my students are displaced, they are coming to school with excitement and an eagerness for learning.

I want to provide my students with positive and exciting learning experiences that help them learn and grow while they are with me. Though I cannot control their experiences at home, I can control what happens in my classroom and with your help I can make sure they participate in interesting and compelling learning experiences!

My Project

My students are diverse and come from all walks of life. Sadly, my classroom library does not include very many diverse books for my students to read! I have come to realize how important it is to have diverse books accessible to my kiddos.

Including diverse books in my classroom library would not only empower my students but also create positive perceptions of oneself and others.

Books such as I Am Enough, Little Leaders, and Hidden Figures show diverse students that they are capable. They are able to read about people like themselves and realize their potential! As a teacher, I make sure all of my students know their worth and potential but reading about examples of others to look up to will help SO MUCH! Thank you!

Mrs. Cessac
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $42.49 1 $42.49
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $36.70 1 $36.70
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader • Amazon Business $35.35 1 $35.35
Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present • Amazon Business $16.66 1 $16.66
Be a Friend • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
What Does Peace Feel Like? • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Pool • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ban This Book: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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