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  • $395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Hallford
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Diverse Books for Diverse Learners

My students need various books that are diverse in nature, and handle topics such as immigration, discrimination, and civil rights.

My Students

I am lucky to teach two awesome classes of students per day in English Language Arts and Social Studies. Between these classes, I see 60 students every day. We are at a high risk, Title I school. Our school has an extremely high English as a Second Language population and acquiring language and writing skills are critical to their success. I truly believe my students can conquer the world given the right tools.

The ability to read will be one of the most powerful tools our children can wield.

In my work as an ELA teacher, I am dedicated to planting the seeds to create compassionate, equitable, and powerful future leaders.

My Project

I designed this project to help fund my classroom library, with the focus being on books by authors of color, about characters of color. Studies show nearly 70% of books published feature characters that identify as white or are animals. While these books hold value in many ways, they don't always reflect the needs of my classroom.

My students need books featuring characters and stories they can see themselves in, and that will also increase their world view.

I have included books like Malala's Magic Pencil, The Only Road, and Teacup that work towards accomplishing that goal. By supporting my students, you are supporting our future that is compassionate and kind.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
It's Our World, Too!: Young People Who Are Making a Difference: How They Do It - How You Can, Too! • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Gifts from the Enemy (The humanKIND Project) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Breakout • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Teacup • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Front Desk • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Only Road • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36

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This project will reach 60 students.

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