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Ms. Flesner from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Learners!

My students need new books with diverse characters that represent the diversity in our school!

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I feel privileged to work with an extremely diverse groups of students every day who despite the daily challenges in their lives come to school eager and excited to learn. Many of my students are refugees and first generation US citizen who are not only trying to learn the complex topics covered in 5th grade but are also trying to learn and adapt to the way of life in the United States.

Everyday is an opportunity to learn, grow and explore something new!

My students embrace the opportunity to learn new things every day and I want to provide them with the materials to explore diverse cultures, and engage in hands on, engaging instruction in math and science.

My Project

Nothing is better than a classroom with a well-stocked library! However, while we have a plentiful library there are several important pieces missing in the shelves in our classroom. I want my students to have the opportunity to read diverse books on the shelves that they explore every day.

My students should see themselves in the books that they are reading!

Students should be able to read books that show familiar faces from history while also representing the diverse cultural backgrounds that comprise our classroom. I want my students to read about important people from history as well as from cultures that they can relate to and learn from. We need quality books that show diversity. I want my students to be inspired, uplifted and validated by the books they read every day.

Ms. Flesner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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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 $16.51 1 $16.51
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Ruth and the Green Book • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
Calling My Name • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Pashmina • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Rebound • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Blackout • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Under the Ramadan Moon • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Grandmother's Dreamcatcher • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
My Best Friend • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$454.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$491.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.71

Total project goal

$578.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$578.09

2 Donors

-$578.09

Donations toward project cost

-$491.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.71

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$0.00

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