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Ms. Aperance from Albany NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Readers!

My students need access to diverse books because good stories come in every color!

  • $661 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a wonderful, surburban community in Albany, NY. My classroom is filled with 24 energetic, intelligent and colorful students who love to read and learn.

These students come from all different backgrounds and we use literature not only as windows for children to view the world, but as mirrors.

This means that while I want books to provide a way for children to explore other cultures, lands, and people, I also want every reader to see themselves reflected in the pages of what they read!

My Project

This project will provide my students access to a variety of cultures and communities through literature. Not only will some students find familiarity and comfort in these stories, but others will have exposure and be able to develop a sense of understanding and empathy for these characters.

If children are exposed to a diverse range of characters in the books they read, this will prepare them for the world they will become a part of.

I have selected diverse books to empower, normalize, and make visible those readers who might otherwise feel forgotten or like their stories don’t deserve to be told. Everyone deserves to see themselves in books!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Natsumi! • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
Be Kind • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
It'S Back To School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around The World • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
My School in the Rain Forest: How Children Attend School Around the World • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
A Piece of Home • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Daniel Finds a Poem • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Ruby's Chinese New Year • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Firebird • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Pashmina • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Colour of Home • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One Love • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jabutí the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Snow White (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Imani's Moon • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Under the Ramadan Moon • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Looking for Bongo • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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