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Mrs. Evans-Vasquez from Newark CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books Make All Students Feel Included!

Help me give my students the love of reading with wonderful diverse books.

  • $325 goal

This project expired on June 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are interesting. I enjoy hearing their questions and their laughs. I love seeing their faces and especially their smiles. I have been teaching for a long time at the same school and have seen a variety of students...

I love my job it is my dream come true!

I also LOVE reading aloud to students. I love the messages a book can teach a child. We have learned a lot from read alouds. Some of the things we have learned about are love, hate, kindness, being different, and learning to accept others. I especially enjoy having books that teach about diversity. When I was young, I yearned for books with characters like me. There are so many new books coming out my budget cannot keep up.

Books teach us! Kids love being read to! I love reading books to kids and they hearing them. The coolest thing is when I am done with the book and put it on the shelf the students cannot wait to put it in his/her book box to read.

My Project

Everyday after our first recess the students come to the carpet. They sit down excited to hear a dynamic read aloud. We have learned about so many different people, different events in history, and about a variety of character traits. I believe it is so important to read to children as much as you can in elementary school. It takes the burden off of them trying to read and just lets them enjoy the story.

Diverse students need diverse books, with the new books we will learn about Michael Jordan "Salt in His Shoes", Jack Cousteau "Manfish", and how we can learn to change our behavior from "Each Kindness".

We are ready for these new books to take us to new places, to discover new things, and to help us understand our world. Books are so special. I cannot wait to share these books with my students.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences: The Classroom Essentials Series • Amazon Business $21.94 1 $21.94
Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $16.62 1 $16.62
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Grace for President • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Love Is • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Island Grows, An • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hippos Are Huge! (Read and Wonder) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Move! • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72

Materials cost

$222.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.65

Total project goal

$324.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$324.35

2 Donors

-$217.00

Donations toward project cost

-$184.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.55

match offer

-$107.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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