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Ms. Stamp from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Learners!

My students need these books to see themselves as well as learn about different countries, cultures and communities. Your donations will go directly towards 50 new titles for our classroom library!

  • $664 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This past week, my sweet new students and I began our school year together. I'm super excited to teach such a diverse group of kids! My students and their families have come to the US from around the world: India, Iraq, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Russia, the Ukraine, China, and Mexico. I would love to be able to provide my students with culturally diverse books that represent their countries and backgrounds.

"Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired." -Robert F Kennedy

My Project

I'm raising funds to buy 50 new diverse books for our classroom library. It's so important for students to see themselves and their families reflected in the texts that we read together throughout the school year. Especially with the current state of political affairs in our country, it's essential for our students to learn about other cultures and communities and foster connection, empathy, and love.

These books will be used during whole-group read-alouds and include titles that reflect the ethnicities and communities of my current students.

I've aimed to include titles that authentically honor the unique lives of my students and that don't simply provide a stereotypical representation of their culture.

Ms. Stamp
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Love • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
The Other Side • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
When the Rain Comes • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
I, Too, Am America • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
A Yoga Journey Through India • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
The Boy & the Bindi • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (English and Japanese Edition) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Going Home, Coming Home (English and Vietnamese Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
My Diary from Here to There: Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bee-Bim Bop! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dumpling Soup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43

Materials cost

$526.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$564.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.54

Total project goal

$663.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$663.58

7 Donors

-$589.69

Donations toward project cost

-$501.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.70

match offer

-$73.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$62.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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