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Ms. Karen from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Kids

Help me give my students beautiful picture books that reflect the ethnic and racial diversity in the our class and in the world.

  • 7 donors
  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a group of energetic, eager learners who come to my classroom ready to learn. Our urban, inner city school is culturally, racially, socioeconomically, religiously, and linguistically very diverse. For example, we have 22 languages spoken at our school and about sixty percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Our classroom diversity creates a rich learning environment with a variety of academic and social needs.

We are a close-knit group of learners who respect each other, try our best, and learn from our mistakes.

My Project

Please help give my class of diverse learners new books for our class library. With the activism in the country regarding Black Lives Matter, it is so important to have books that reflect and represent the students in our class and in the world.

Students need to see themselves in the books we read, and they need to learn about others they don't see in their everyday lives through books.

I want to give my students books that include racial diversity, ethnic diversity, developmental diversity, and gender diversity. Titles like Your Name is a Song, Dear Abuela, and Black is a Rainbow Color are all books that reflect many of my students.

Ms. Karen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
When Aidan Became a Brother • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Gender Wheel: a story about bodies and gender for every body • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dear Abuelo • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
My Footprints • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
One of A Kind, Like Me / Único como yo (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.36 1 $15.36
Your Name Is a Song • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock (Debwe) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Ohana Means Family • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Going Down Home with Daddy • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Black Is a Rainbow Color • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Ho'onani: Hula Warrior • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Saturday • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stop That Yawn! • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Hands Up! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Love • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90

Materials cost

$382.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.88

Total project goal

$492.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.55

7 Donors

-$492.55

Donations toward project cost

-$418.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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