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Ms. Gorin from Bellevue WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for a Diverse World

My students need books in our library that reflect themselves in a variety of ways.

  • $222 goal

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My Students

Although our school year hasn't started yet, I have been anxiously awaiting the special moment I meet all of my students for the first time. They will come from different backgrounds, speak different languages, and have vastly different experiences from their 7-8 years in this world.

I know my students will work hard, laugh loudly and often, and be great friends to one another.

I am so excited to see how your donation will impact their education in a positive way. Thank you!

My Project

I truly believe that a love for reading will open countless doors to children. This is why it is so important that a student feels connected to the literature provided to them. By giving students books with characters that look like them or share in the same culture as them, students' love for reading will explode.

I want every student in my classroom to know they have a valuable story to tell and a seat at our table.

The experience of reading a book and connecting to a character is not something that most of us have to think about on a daily basis. But for students who do not regularly see themselves in the books they read, finding a book with a character that looks like them, celebrates the same religion as them, or has a family model similar to them, can be life changing.

For these reasons, I am requesting donations to buy books such as "Willie Wins," "Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic," "Selvakumar Knew Better," "Mama the Alien," and "The Hula-Hoopin' Queen" so students from different cultures know they are represented and valued in our classroom.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Firebird • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Wakame Gatherers • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Blackout • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
I See the Sun in Afghanistan • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
First Day in Grapes • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Willie Wins • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Grace for President • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Rosie's Family; An adoption story • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Can Man • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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