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Mrs. Maroney from Estacada OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for a Diverse World

Help me give my students wonderfully diverse picture books to open their eyes to new cultures.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a low-income community and are faced with many challenges before they even step into my classroom. Many of them are below grade level in math and reading. We have a very​ wide range of learners in each classroom. Some students come in two or three grade levels below and some students are two or three grade levels higher than the rest of the class.

Our school is a Title I school located in a small, rural community with very few resources.

My Project

These books will expose my students to cultures that they are not exposed to in their rural community. I want to teach my students about different people and cultures through picture books. We will use these books to start important conversations about how we are all different and how that is important and amazing at the same time. I also want all of my students to find books in our classroom that have a main character that looks like them. These books would do that for my students. This is only the start to an essential part of teaching students about the world and the people that live in it.

Mrs. Maroney
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The 5 O'Clock Band • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
All of Us • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Curious George Joins the Team • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
What Can You Do?: Inspiring Kids to Play • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Lizard from the Park • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
And Tango Makes Three • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
We All Went On Safari (English and Swahili Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grandmother's Dreamcatcher • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15

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