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

Diverse Books for Diverse Kiddos!

My students need more diverse literature in our classroom library to feel represented and important, while fostering their love of reading.

  • $789 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach two blocks of ELA and Social Studies to roughly 60 fifth graders all from various backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. The kiddos often range in reading levels anywhere from kindergarten all the way through 9th grade! All in one room! We are a Title 1 school with roughly 80% free or reduced-price lunch. Many of our families struggle to get even their most basic needs met and books can often be considered a luxury.

These kiddos are chatty, spunky, hilarious, bright, and determined and it’s my job to help them reach their goals while fostering a love of reading.

They ALL deserve to see themselves represented and reflected within books so they feel important, deserving, and special.

My Project

Fostering a love of reading is most definitely my passion but it's not always easy. The wide diversity in my classroom is incredible and one of the things I love the most about my school. However, an increasingly diverse classroom can prove tricky when not all students can find stories or characters that relate to their backgrounds, cultures, families, and tradition. Books like “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” by Malala Yousafzai and “One Green Apple” by Eve Bunting will allow my Muslim students to showcase and be proud of their culture and religion. “The Matatu” by Eric Walters and Eva Campbell, “Home of the Brave” by Katherine Applegate, and “Refugee” by Andy Gratz can be invaluable for our E. African refugee students who might be feeling alone or misunderstood.

By adding books where all of my students can see themselves and feel represented, it allows them to have more buy-in and interest in what their reading and truly feel like a member of our classroom community.

Not to mention, it allows students to learn about each others cultures which can further create a more positive and inclusive learning environment.

Ms. Yeamans
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Best Eid Ever • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Other Side • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Ruth and the Green Book • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Jane, the Fox, and Me • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Golden Rule • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Across the Alley • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Camp Utopia: & The Forgiveness Diet • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Let Them Play (True Story) • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
This Is Just a Test • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Matatu • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
45 Pounds (More or Less) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
The Thing About Luck • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Under the Egg • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Karma Khullar's Mustache • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sticks & Stones • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Rain Reign (Kushiel's Legacy) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Deenie • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Just My Luck • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Anything But Typical • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Paper Wishes • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Garden of My Imaan, The • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
The Ugly One • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Beneath My Mother's Feet • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $4.82 1 $4.82
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75

Materials cost

$580.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$50.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$669.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.20

Total project goal

$788.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$788.01

10 Donors

-$788.01

Donations toward project cost

-$669.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$118.20

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$0.00

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