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Mrs. Ferguson from Graham WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Students

My students need diverse books. They come from a variety of backgrounds and need to see themselves represented in the books they read, as well as social-emotional learning through books.

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, hard-working, and have infinite potential. They come from a high poverty background, and many have difficult lives at home, which I cannot control. However, at school I can ensure that they have a safe, positive and consistent environment for learning. We constantly focus on having a positive attitude and a growth mindset in my classroom because above all else, I want my students to have the ability to persevere through challenges in the classroom and in Life.

My Project

These diverse books will be available to my students to read at all times. Seeing that diverse people make such a big impact on our culture is important for them! Kids need to feel included in all aspects of the classroom, and seeing themselves represented in the books they're reading helps them to feel that way.

They deserve to see themselves represented in the book characters that they're reading about.

Diverse books create engagement and a love for learning that may not be there without representing all student groups.

Students also need to have books that help them learn different social-emotional behaviors. Kindness, acceptance, and friendliness are all things that we need to encourage every day in our students!

Mrs. Ferguson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $20.11 1 $20.11
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set #2: Books 5-8 • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
I Won't Give Up (Persistence Project) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Diwali Gift (Award winning picture book on Indian Culture, Celebrate Diwali Festival, Non-Religious, Great for Indian American, Biracial Families, multicultural children 0-8 years.) • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Life in a Longhouse Village (Native Nations of North America (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Super Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Fly Guy and the Alienzz (Fly Guy #18) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
The Backyard Animal Show (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Space Mission Adventure (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (Geronimo Stilton #2) • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27
The High-Rise Private Eyes #4: The Case of the Troublesome Turtle • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Poppleton: Poppleton and Friends • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amanda Pig, Schoolgirl (Oliver and Amanda) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Miami Jackson Makes the Play (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The High-Rise Private Eyes #1: The Case of the Missing Monkey (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth (Penguin Young Readers, L3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Poppleton: Poppleton Everyday • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amanda Pig and the Wiggly Tooth (Oliver and Amanda) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Children of the Longhouse • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13
Poppleton • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Scholastic Reader Level 3: Poppleton In Winter • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $2.26 1 $2.26

Materials cost

$389.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$34.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$459.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.11

Total project goal

$540.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$540.75

6 Donors

-$484.28

Donations toward project cost

-$434.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.14

Matching donations from our partners

-$30.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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