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Ms. F. from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books Needed

Help me give my students books that relate to them and their lives.

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! I work in the downtown Phoenix area. I work with a great group of 4th-grade students in a low-income area. My students are the most engaged because of the way their classroom is set up. These students have proven to me that they are capable of so much and I want to be able to provide them with proven and effective methods and materials.

It is important to me to make my students love the learning process.

In order to do so, we want to make the classroom community one full of choice, collaboration, movement and comfort. A classroom that has top notch book choices that make the students fall in love with characters and books is important for my students.

My Project

All students deserve to be represented in the stories and the movies that we read and watch. I have requested a unique set of books that would better represent the students that I teach. These books have been carefully selected to do just that!

These books have main characters that my students will connect with.

I am hopeful that by having a diverse set of novels in my classroom my students will be drawn to reading new and exciting stories. Some of these novels include books like, Who Is Booker T Washington, the Mya Tibbs series and books about historical figures such as Malala, Simone Manuel and Harriet Tubman.

Ms. F.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Josefina 3 book boxed set (American Girl, Beforever) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack • Amazon Business $19.36 1 $19.36
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School • Amazon Business $15.33 1 $15.33
Why Are They Kneeling? (Courageous Kid Series) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Major Eights 1: Battle of the Bands • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The United States v. Jackie Robinson • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Lila and the Crow • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Nadia Knox and the Eye of Zinnia (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dear Benjamin Banneker • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Simone Manuel: Swimming Star (Women Sports Stars) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case (Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Mystery of the Missing Lion: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mystery of Meerkat Hill (Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Major Eights 2: Scarlet's Big Break • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Major Eights 3: The Goo Disaster! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Underground Railroad (American Girl: Real Stories From My Time) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Aretha Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27
A Girl Named Rosa: The True Story of Rosa Parks (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70

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