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Mr. Grape from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Our Read Woke! Program!

Help me give my students diverse books for our diverse community. We want to expand our students' cultural empathy.

  • $839 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are dynamic and curious learners! We are a Title 1 school and a national Blue Ribbon School!

Our school has grown into a diverse community of students, parents, and staff since we became a Fine Arts Academy in 2015.

We celebrate that diversity and work to instill an appreciation of all cultures in our students.

Many of our students do not have access to books at home, and they rely on our school library to check out high-quality books.

My Project

These books for our library will be used to help our students learn about people and cultures that are NOT like them, with a secondary goal of teaching them empathy for others. I strive to have the most diverse collection of quality books available for your students.

The reading program I am creating is called "READ WOKE!" and students will read books about characters and people who are different from themselves.

Students in upper grades will do community service by reading to students in lower grades, and all students will earn a READ WOKE! t-shirt at the end of the program.

Mr. Grape
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I'm Mixed! • Amazon Business $25.28 1 $25.28
To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Dumpling Soup • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Apple Pie 4th Of July (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
When We Were Alone • Amazon Business $16.33 1 $16.33
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
You Go First • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
The Stuff of Stars • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Pecan Pie Baby • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Hurricane Child • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
A Path of Stars (Asian Pacific American Award for Literature. Children's and Young Adult. Honorable Mention (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Maggie's Chopsticks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Most People • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ojiichan's Gift • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Walking with Miss Millie • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Desmond and the Very Mean Word • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa / My Journey with Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Lovely • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Going Down Home with Daddy • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
The Journey • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Grandpa's Stories • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Front Desk • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
My Hair is a Garden • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Home at Last • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Hiromi's Hands • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Bronze and Sunflower • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Flare (Tiny Tails) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Suki's Kimono • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06

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