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Mrs. Hawksford from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Students

Help me give my students a library of diverse books that reflects the racial and cultural diversity within our classroom and our community!

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second-grade class is made up of a group of amazing students that come from different economic, cultural, religious, and social backgrounds. Their love for learning can be seen in their school work, their collaboration with their peers, and their willingness to keep trying no matter what their personal obstacles might be.

We are a tight classroom community, based on respect, open communication, and a willingness to grow and learn from each other.

I am honored to be their teacher!

My Project

It is important that literature used in school reflects the racially, culturally, and socially diverse backgrounds in which students come from. Students need to feel safe and comfortable at school. Surrounding them with a library that reflects their families, homes, and backgrounds can help them feel accepted and appreciated.

This diverse library will help students see themselves in literature, as well as learn and respect the similarities and differences between all people.

As we return to school virtually, this collection of new books will help our class bond and come together as a classroom community.

Mrs. Hawksford
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swing • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Gender Wheel: a story about bodies and gender for every body • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Speak Up • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Magical Yet • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dear Abuelo • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
You Matter • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
My Footprints • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Ohana Means Family • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Going Down Home with Daddy • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Ho'onani: Hula Warrior • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Stop That Yawn! • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Let's Talk About Race • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everybody Cooks Rice (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$467.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.06

Total project goal

$593.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.76

9 Donors

-$593.76

Donations toward project cost

-$504.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.06

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$0.00

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