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Mrs. Gill from Raleigh NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books For All: A Windows And Mirrors Project

Help me give my students diverse fiction and picture books that touch on situations that are meaningful to them!

  • $344 goal

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My Students

The students at this school, a Title I school in an urban area, come from a variety of backgrounds. We are a magnet elementary school with a new theme of play and ingenuity, and with that comes an increase in the number of ways in which students are able to explore, create, and take risks in their learning.

The mission of the library is to create a diverse and inclusive collection that supports the academic, social and emotional growth of all students, develop and nurture an interest in books, and foster a life-long love of reading for enjoyment.

The vision is to create an environment where academics, play, creativity, and ingenuity merge.

My Project

The Media Center collection is in need of books that are more representative of the diverse students at the school.

Titles like " The Girl With a Mind for Math", "Counting on Katherine" and "Path to the Stars" will increase the number of titles featuring diversity and women, and "Carmela Full of Wishes" will add to the picture book collection.

"Betty Before X" and "The Parker Inheritance" will add variety to the fiction section, and "Dreamers" will provide a book which children facing immigration issues can identify with.

The new additions to the collection will provide students with increased choices of books that are engaging, representative and allow each child to find books that show themselves as well as accurate representations of others around them

Mrs. Gill
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Stuff of Stars • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation" • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Journey of Little Charlie • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Betty Before X • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
What If... • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Bob • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
The Book of Boy • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10

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