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Ms. Ebonye from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Over 600 Students

Help me give my students diverse books so they can learn to accept and love themselves and treat others with respect in this challenging world.

  • $1,596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hilarious and love learning. They just need exposure to resources so that they may flourish. I have come to the realization that the students just need to be hooked so that they can choose to commit. I have introduced my kids to many different activities over the past years.

With each new activity, my students have taken ownership, loved it and met my expectations!

I have had fun introducing them to new academic vocabulary and also having them remind me of activities and goals we have set for the classroom. There are days when I totally forget things and they remind me OR they even mimic my oral language. When they do this, I know that what I do matters and they are really internalizing lessons and conversations.

My Project

This project is to start a diverse library at our school for all classrooms. The books included in this project are in English and Spanish. This collection includes books with images of people from many races and ethnicities.

These books teach about loving yourself, accepting differences within classrooms and schools and also socio-emotional health concepts, such as recognizing emotions in ourselves and others AND activities to help self-monitor and attempt the tasks at hand.

So often, students decide that they cannot do something that is hard and refuse to try. This project is an option to teach and model to our entire school that diversity is important and will be celebrated on our campus!

Ms. Ebonye
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teach Your Dragon To Share: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids How To Share. A Cute Story To Help Children Understand Sharing and Teamwork. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $9.90 2 $19.80
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.82 2 $17.64
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hey Black Child • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Lola: Edición en español de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All the Colors We Are/Todos los colores de nuestra piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La historia de por qué tenemos diferentes colores de piel • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Help Your Dragon Deal With Change: Train Your Dragon To Handle Transitions. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids How To Adapt To Change In Life. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Hair Love • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Fix Your Dragon’s Attitude: Help Your Dragon To Adjust His Attitude. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Bad Attitude, Negative Behaviors, and Attitude Adjustment. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Teach Your Dragon Empathy: Help Your Dragon Understand Empathy. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids Empathy, Compassion and Kindness. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
I Got This!: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids That They Can Handle Everything. A Cute Children Story to Give Children Confidence in Handling Difficult Situations. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Dragon To Accept NO: Teach Your Dragon To Accept ‘No’ For An Answer. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Disagreement, Emotions and Anger Management (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teach Your Dragon To Understand Consequences: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Choices and Consequences. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Make Good Choices. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Train Your Angry Dragon: Teach Your Dragon To Be Patient. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Emotions and Anger Management. (Dragon Books for Kids) (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
¿De dónde eres?: Where Are You From? (Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
I Will Be Fierce • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Early Sunday Morning (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
La luz de Lucía (Lucy's Light) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Love Your Hair • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Love Your Hair • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Am Proud of Myself! (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
¿Quién es Malala Yousafzai?/ Who is Malala Yousafzai? (¿quién Fue? / Who Was?) (Spanish Edition) (Quien Fue...? / Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Think For Myself At School: Holistic Thinking Kids • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Mango Seed Doll (KayLynne & Salon Positive Thinking) • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Girls • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
¿Quién fue Rosa Parks? (Quien Fue...? / Who Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
I Can Do It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Brown Boy Brown Boy What Can You Be? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brown Boy Brown Boy What Can You Be? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las manos no son para pegar (Best Behavior) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
La Frontera / the Border: El viaje con papa / My Journey With Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
What's the Problem?: A Story Teaching Problem Solving (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Visiting Day • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Oye, Hormiguita (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Esos zapatos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Full, Full, Full of Love • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Shoeshine Girl (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Qué cosas dice mi abuela (The Things My Grandmother Says): (Spanish language edition of The Things My Grandmother Says) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$1,209.69

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$94.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,356.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$239.33

Total project goal

$1,595.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,595.52

8 Donors

-$842.46

Donations toward project cost

-$725.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.37

Matching donations from our partners

-$742.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$631.10

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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